Resource of the Month

March 2008

Each month WSU Libraries' Department of Collection Development features a "Resource of the Month" designed to highlight some of the library's new, interesting, under-used, large, unique, or otherwise noteworthy collections and resources.  You can learn more about the "Resource of the Month" on this website, from the display in the reference area, by attending a workshop (if available), or by contacting the Reference Desk at 978-3584.

If you are interested in learning more about a previous "Resource of the Month," check the archive.


Optimal Resume  is a free service provided by the Career Center in partnership with  

Upcoming Workshops with Randi Lindquist, Career Counselor WSU Career Services.

Optimal Resume
Workshops in room 217
April 10th 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Thursday
April 15th 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Tuesday
April 21st 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Monday

The workshops are free and although registration is not necessary to attend, it helps assure there are enough handouts.  For more information or to register, contact Janet Brown, Education and Social Sciences Librarian at

How Do I Access Optimal Resume?

There is a link on the WSU Libraries' website under Electronic Databases.  You have the option of searching for it by title or subject. 

Why Should I Use Optimal Resume?

Optimal Resume is a comprehensive, web-based application for students to create, present, and manage resumes. Optimal Resume saves significant time and helps create an online marketing presentation of your skills and abilities. 

 Features of Optimal Resume

  • All of the tools inside have been designed and customized specifically for you by career center professionals
  • Step-by-step instructions and examples make it easy for you to create top-quality professional documents in a matter of minutes. 
  • You can upload existing documents or cut and paste to save time
  • New documents are automatically generated in multiple formats, including Rich Text, Plain Text, PDF, and HTML, so you can use them in a variety of situations.
  • Choose from thousands of styling options, including a University-preferred style
  • Download final documents to your desktop as needed

For assistance with Optimal Resume, contact Wichita State University Libraries' Research Services Desk at 978-3584.

Updated: December 05, 2008     Contact Dept of  Collection Development    Collection Development Home Page