H&R Block Business & Career Center

Find a job. Start a business. Support a
nonprofit. Manage personal finances.
The Library offers resources to enrich
your career and help you develop
your personal and professional goals.


From market research to business plans, we have what you need to get your new business off the ground.


Resume and cover letters, live tutors, video interview equipment-we have what you need to land a great job.


Start with us to build and fund your non-profit organization.


Whether it’s saving money for college or a home, personal investing, or retirement, we have tools to help you do more with your money.



Eric Petersen is the Supervisor of the H&R Block Business & Career Center. In this role he has developed many community partnerships between the Block Center and agencies and organizations that help job seekers and entrepreneurs, and loves helping Library users and Kansas Citians achieve their professional goals. An area native, Eric is proud to be starting his second decade of service with the Kansas City Public Library.

Kelly Mahon is the Library's Funding Information Supervisor. His responsibilities include overseeing the Foundation Collection and presenting classes on grant research and proposal writing. He works with Kansas City non-profit professionals and assists them in their philanthropic endeavors. Kelly has been with the Kansas City Public Library for over 20 years.

Stacey Mitchell has extensive experience working with a diverse range of patrons in many library environments. As a Reference Associate at the H&R Block Business and Career Center, she helps entrepreneurs and job seekers reach their goals by providing database instruction, community referrals, computer/job application assistance, and one-on-one resume consultations. Stacey enjoys collaborating with patrons to improve their research, technological, and resume writing skills and enjoys hearing success stories from those she's assisted. She is a graduate of San Jose State University's Master of Library and Information Science program.


Central Library
14 W. 10th Street, Third Floor
Kansas City, MO 64105

Phone: 816.701.3717
E-mail: bcc@kclibrary.org