Resource of the Month

May 2009

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 WSU Office of Career Services in partnership with the WSU Libraries and 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. 

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Upcoming Workshops
Conducted by Randi Lindquist, Career Counselor, WSU Office of Career Services. All workshops will be held in Room 217 in Ablah Library.

Tuesday, May 12 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Friday, May 22 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 26 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

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 can locate the database by title or subject. You can also access it directly by clicking here

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 over 1 million styling options, including a university-preferred style
  • Download final documents to your desktop as needed
  • In just a few minutes, you can create your own password-protected professional website, to which you can include a link on your business card or send as a link to employers.

View Sample Resumes

For assistance with Optimal Resume, contact the WSU Office of Career Services at 978-3435 or the WSU Libraries' Research Services Desk at 978-3584.

Updated: June 05, 2009     Contact Dept of  Collection Development    Collection Development Home Page