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Connecticut Library Consortium

The Newsletter of the Connecticut Library Consortium

October 2009 VOLUME 7 y ISSUE 4

Highlights y Roundtable News page 4

y WALDO page 5

y Details on Statewide Library Holdbacks page 6

y InfoAnytime Update page 6

y FREE Open Source Migration Program page 7

y New LROC Performers page 7

y FREE JobNow Demo page 8

In Every Issue y Library Happenings & Member News pages 2 and 3

y October Calendar page 3

Contact Us 860.344.8777 (Middletown) 860.344.9199 (Middletown Fax) 860.465.5001 (Willimantic) 860.465.5004 (Willimantic Fax) 860.529.2938 (Donohue Group)

Toll-Free Numbers 800.304.5403 (Middletown) 800.260.5427 (Willimantic)

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InfoAnytime Eliminated Due to State Budget Holdbacks


LC's Executive Director Christine Bradley released the following message to the Connecticut library community on September 29:

CLC's support for InfoAnytime is cancelled “THIS Wednesday, September 30, due to

The budget “holdbacks” include, but are not limited to:

the devastating news just announced about severe budget "holdbacks" in this fiscal year (July 1, 2009-June 30, 2010).

y CLC—reduction of $84,389 from $350,000 to $265,611

A combined total of $120,556 in state funding is gone from CLC's grant and from InfoAnytime. I would have liked to give the library community more notice, but the cost of extending InfoAnytime for one extra month would be $4,175 (in addition to the $12,500 we have already paid for the quarter ending September 30, 2009). CLC just does not have the money. We will directly notify the 134 public libraries, 28 academic libraries, and iCONN, who offer a gateway to InfoAnytime on their websites. I have enjoyed working with all of you and all the staff at It is with great regret that I announce the end CLC's support for InfoAnytime. — Christine Bradley

What the Budget “Holdbacks” Mean CLC has learned that built into the overall state budget were bottom line adjustments to General Fund appropriations of over $473 million which will result in significant "holdbacks" for many state agencies, including the State Library. These are not technically reductions in appropriations, but the funds will not be allocated. See page 6 for all state library holdbacks.

y InfoAnytime—reduction of $36,167 from $42,500 to $6,333 (update on page 6) What’s Next for CLC and InfoAnytime InfoAnytime has been discontinued. Additional changes, if any, will be announced via CLClist, in CLC CONNtext , and on the CLC website at

A Possible Solution Carl Antonucci of Capital Community College and Sandy Long of Madison Public Library have come up with a cost-sharing proposition for saving InfoAnytime. The vendors are asking us to provide "a better sense of the number and type of libraries who have decided to continue." We need to know which of the 134 public and 28 academic libraries currently participating are interested in continuing (or not) on a cost sharing basis. We ask that all current Infoanytime libraries respond to either yes or no by Friday, October 16. If there is any way we can continue to provide this important service we must do our best to pursue it.


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Library Happenings and Member News Connecticut State Librarian Kendall Wiggin will be the recipient of the prestigious Emerson Greenaway award at the New England Library Association (NELA) Annual Banquet on Sunday, October 18 at NELA's 46th Annual Conference at the CT Convention Center in Hartford. For more information, or to register, go to

Hurry Down Sunshine by Michael Greenberg has been chosen for Danbury's One Book, One Community, a partnership comprised of the Danbury Library, Danbury Public Schools and Western Connecticut State University. For more info and the schedule of events visit Two young patrons show their design for a load-bearing structure at Stratford Library's Hands-On Science Kids, a new program where kids grades 1 to 3 learn practical and thought-provoking science. During the October class, students will learn about the principles of flotation and be challenged to design a boat that won't sink! The monthly program began in September and runs through November. The Henry Carter Hull Library (Clinton) will sponsor a live performance of Pigeon Party!, a musical based on three of children's book author/illustrator Mo Willems' books. Squeezing all the fun of the first three Pigeon books into one raucous production, this lively show is for children 3 and up. For more information contact the library's Children's Room at 860.669.2342. The breakfast bunch (Hali Keeler of Bill Memorial Library in Groton, Theresa Conley of Lyme Public Library, Lois Hiller of Mystic Noank Library, Margaret Victoria of Stonington Free Library, and Amy Kennedy of Wheeler Library in North Stonington) met to discuss plans for their grant projects funded by the Southeastern Connecticut Community Foundation.

Marcy McKee, Jim Brown, and Elaine Halstead, all of Norwalk Public Library, are the first to earn a CLC Basic Cataloging Certificate of Professional Development for having completed six basic cataloging courses: AACR2, Dewey Decimal Classification, Basic MARC, Copy Cataloging, LC Subject Headings, OCLC Connexion Client and Searching for Catalogers. The certificate was developed by the CLC/OCLC Direct Training Team to recognize those staff members who have completed basic coursework in OCLC cataloging. The training team will announce its 2009-2010 training schedule in the November issue of CLC Conntext . In addition, check out OCLC's new web-based training portal at

Above left: Community college colleagues Linda Lerman of Norwalk CC, Carl Antonucci of Capital CC, Sam Brown of Naugatuck Valley CC, Lan Liu of Middlesex CC and Tunxis CC President Cathryn Addy came to Tunxis CC to honor their retiring colleague (of 32 years!) Judy Markiewicz. Above right: Judy with husband Walter (who has a room named after him at Capital CC!) after receiving the plaque which will hang in the library to honor her for all her work. New Haven's Senator Martin Looney, CLC's Chris Bradley, Cheshire's Rep. Elizabeth Esty, and Hamden Public Library's Director Bob Gualtieri at the Legislative Thank You Rally at Hamden PL. The President has declared October 2009 as Information Literacy Month. The proclamation is available at


October 2009

Happenings and Member News

Meriden's Rep. Buddy Altobello, Meriden Public Library's board chair Joan Edgerly, Library Director Karen Roessler, Rep. Chris Donovan, and Wallingford Public Library's Amy Humphries and Leslie Scherer at the Thank You Rally in Meriden. Nutmeg nominated author John Coy (Crackback) will visit the Ridgefield Library on Thursday, November 5 at 4 pm to speak about his book and about being a writer. Teachers and librarians are invited to stay after the presentation for a wine and cheese reception with the author. Contact Geri Diorio at for info. Connecticut Sun players Sandrine Gruda, left, and Lindsay Whalen read to children at the Public Library of New London as part of the Fast Break to Reading program.

Send Us Your Library’s Latest Happenings & News! Share your library’s news, ideas, photos, etc. with fellow CLC members by submitting them to CONNtext editor Kathy Charbonneau at The deadline for submissions is the 20th of each month.

January will be here before you know it, and with it, ALA Midwinter. It takes place in Boston this year from January 15-19. See what’s planned at conferencesevents/upcoming/midwinter/ 2010/index.cfm. CLC may coordinate a bus, but first we want to see what days are most popular. Email if you would be interested in a bus, and let her know what day(s) and where you would be coming from.The cost will depend on how many people sign up—probably around $20 a seat. What are these four FLAG-gers looking at? Wilton's Kathy Leeds, Stratford's Sherry Szymanski, Danbury's Mark Hasskarl, and Ridgefield's Mary Rindfleisch are checking out the sometimes disturbing exhibit, "Pretty Tough: Contemporary Storytelling" at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield.

Comings and Goings . . . Following the retirement of Marie Chartier, Peter Ciparelli has been appointed as the new director at Killingly Public Library. Suzanne Maryeski, formerly head of children's services at Farmington Library, is the new director at the Public Library of New London. Lisa Lavoie will succeed Judy Markiewicz as library director at Tunxis Community College. Kate Sheehan will join the Bibliomation staff in November in the newly created position of Open Source Implementation Coordinator. Matthew K. Poland has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of the Hartford Public Library. In a break from tradition, the Hartford PL board hired Poland based on his extensive business experience in order to focus on identifying new revenue streams.

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October 2009 Calendar of Events Wednesday, October 14 Young Adult Librarians' Roundtable: Capitol Region Farmington Library, 9:30 Tuesday, October 20 Children's Librarians' Roundtable: Southeast, Jonathan Trumbull Library, Lebanon, 2:30 Wednesday, October 21 Northeast DVD Circuit Willimantic Service Center, 9:30 Thursday, October 22 Northwest DVD Circuit Harwinton Town Hall, 9:00 CLC Board of Directors Meeting Russell Library, Middletown, 2:00

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23 How's it going? An inside look at the University of Hartford's migration to Koha, University of Hartford, 9:30 Southwest DVD Circuit Southbury PL, 9:30 AM

MONDAY, OCTOBER 26 CASL/CECA Joint Conference CT Convention Center, Hartford 6:30-4:00

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28 Southeast DVD & Playaway/ Shoreline Circuit, East Lyme PL, 9:00

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30 Business Services Roundtable Wallingford PL, 9:00 coffee/ meeting 9:30-11:30

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2 Children's Librarians' Roundtable: Northwest, Harwinton PL, 9:30 coffee/meeting 10:00-noon

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4 Reference Librarians' Roundtable New Britain PL, 9:00 coffee/ meeting 9:30-noon

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8 Children's Librarians' Roundtable: Capitol Region—Trip to R. Michelson Galleries, Northampton, MA, 4:00-6:00 Bethlehem PL, 10:00


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Fall Roundtable Schedule and Updates Young Adult Librarians' Roundtable: Capitol Region

Reference Librarians' Roundtable

Chairs: Ann Marie Naples, West Hartford Public Library, and Christine Angeli, Scranton Memorial Library, Madison

Patricia Watson (, New Britain Public Library and Linda Sousa (, Russell Library, Middletown

The next meeting takes place on Wednesday, October 14 at the Farmington Library. There will be an informal discussion of new teen titles and coffee from 9:30-10, a Teen Book Series discussion from 10-11 , and a discussion of any concerns/issues and a tour of the hosting library from 11-12.

Children's Librarians’ Roundtable: Southeast Chair: Nadine Lipman, Waterford Public Library,

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 20 at 2:30 at the Jonathan Trumbull Library in Lebanon. The Weed of the Month will be Rocks and Minerals

Business Services Roundtable Co-Chairs: Jennifer Keohane, Simsbury Public Library ( and Linda Panovich-Sachs, Trumbull Library (

The next meeting takes place Friday, October 30 from 9:30 11:30 (networking/snacks at 9) in the Wallingford Public Library Board Room. The topic will be, Helping Job Seekers: Best Practices, Good Ideas, Challenges. Are you swamped with job seekers? Not sure how much or what you can do to help them? Want to learn what has worked at other libraries? Come share with and learn from your librarian colleagues around the state. We'll discuss our program ideas, time-saving training tips and your favorite resources. We're especially interested in sharing experiences, promotion and user experiences with JobNow, CLC’s new resume and job resource.

Children's Librarians’ Roundtable: Northwest Chair: VACANT. Interested in chairing or co-chairing this roundtable? Contact Deborah Zulick at

The next meeting takes place on Monday, November 2 at the Harwinton Public Library. Coffee begins at 9:30, with the meeting at 10:00. The topic will be, Invigorate and Renew with guest speaker Kim Larkin. Kim will offer a variety of fresh ideas sure to inspire creativity for the coming year. She will present a combination of storytelling, singalongs, puppetry, creative crafts ideas and more. Kim also owns Klassic Kreations, a gourmet chocolate company!

Join Us for a CLC Roundtable Register online in advance at

The next meeting takes place on Wednesday, November 4 at the New Britain Public Library. The topic is Google Tools for Reference Librarians, presented by popular library trainer Polly-Alida Farrington. 9:00-9:30 coffee and goodies; presentation from 9:30-noon. Learn how to go beyond a simple Google search. Explore the variety of tools available on Google that will improve reference service with just a few clicks. Search books, scholarly journals, images, finance, patents, maps and Google Earth, to name a few.

Children's Librarians’ Roundtable: Capitol Region Kristin Raiche (, Windsor Locks Public Library

The next meeting takes place on Sunday, November 8. It will be a field trip to R. Michelson Galleries in Northampton, Massachusetts for the opening of their 20th Annual Children's Illustration Show, 4:00-6:00 PM at the Gallery. We will have the opportunity to meet over 50 of the premier picture book illustrators and authors! The gallery has not released the names of this year's slate of artists, but past shows have included Mo Willems, Jane Yolen, Diane deGroat, EB Lewis, Mordicai Gerstein, Maurice Sendak and many, many more. If there is enough interest, CLC will look into getting a bus. Email Deb Zulick at if you'd to take a bus to Northampton. As always librarians from any region are welcome to attend. Finalized details will be announced.

Scenes from the First Library Newbie Roundtable The first meeting of the Library Newbie Roundtable was held on September 22 at New Britain Public Library. Created for MLS students, recent graduates, and those new to the field, the focus is on issues, trends and concerns faced by those entering the library field. If you have an idea you would like to have discussed contact co-chairs Leila Karimian at, or Jason Valani at at Leila and Jason are in the top photo, and roundtable attendees are shown left.


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Specials from WALDO WALDO has received the news about the iCONN changes that started on October 1 and is already working on statewide consortial pricing for the Boston Globe, as well as the following resources for academic libraries:

ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source is a complete full text database for Nursing & Allied Health to complement the abstract and indexing available through iCONN. The content from ProQuest in Nursing & Allied Health Source provides comprehensive and reliable health care information covering nursing, allied health, evidence-based resources, and alternative and complementary medicine, for nursing students, educators, health care researchers, and professionals. ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health provides abstracting and indexing for more than 850 titles, with over 715 in full text, from 1986 forward. Users also gain access to over 12,000 nursing dissertations. Evidence Summaries, Systematic Reviews, and Best Practice Information Sheets are also featured from the Joanna Briggs Institute. Study Paths are especially helpful for students as ProQuest's intuitive curriculum-based topic trees connect users to articles selected by a team of nurse educators. As you review your options for full text nursing content to support your curriculum, please take a look at the ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source trial located at http://, Password: Connecticut. For more information on Nursing & Allied Health Source visit catalogs/databases/detail/pq_nursingahs.shtml.

ProQuest Central The largest aggregated full text database in the market today totaling more than 12,665 titles—-with over 9,745 titles in full text. It serves as the central resource for researchers at all levels in all markets. For more information on PQ Central, visit the Proquest website at catalogs/databases/detail/proquestcentral.shtml. For trial and pricing information for ProQuest, contact WALDO. For discounted pricing and order information on WALDO products, contact Joanne Montgomery, Senior Electronic Resources Specialist at 800.326.6495, ext. 2, or email Send faxes to 617.327.5516.


LexisNexis Academic LexisNexis Academic (to replace Campus Research) provides access to full-text news, business, and legal publications, using a variety of flexible search options. Access over 6,000 news, business, and legal sources. The outstanding news coverage includes deep backfiles and up-to-the-minute stories in national and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and non-English language sources. Use the included Company Dossier module to retrieve detailed company information and financial performance measures or identify and compare companies matching specific criteria. This product also provides access to the renowned Shepard's Citations® service for all federal and states court cases back to 1789. For more information visit the LexisNexis website at academic-overview.aspx.

OVID—2 Nursing eBook Collections • Lippincott/Springhouse Nursing Collection The complete source for essential, authoritative nursing content, this collection is a vital component of any comprehensive clinical or academic library. In one convenient package, you'll have access to practical, day-to-day reference guides such as Nettina: Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice and Carpenito: Nursing Care Plans and Documentation, as well as references for updating specialized clinical skills, such as Cardiac Nursing and Fluid and Electrolyte Balance. For more information, including a complete list of titles, visit For pricing, contact WALDO.

• Nursing Made Incredibly Easy! Collection This special collection was created just for WALDO. It includes 31 titles in the popular Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins "Incredibly Easy!" series for nurses (including "... Incredibly Visual!" and "...Incredibly Quick!" titles), plus numerous other top-rated titles to help nursing students succeed. For more information, including a complete list of included titles, contact WALDO.


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Governor’s Budget Holdbacks Devastate Statewide Library Programs


oldbacks? A cut by any other name is still a cut. Many good people worked very hard all summer long to convince the leaders of the General Assembly that funding for statewide library programs needed to be maintained at FY 2008-2009 levels. The 2009-2010 budget was passed with library programs intact and became law without the Governor's signature; then, two weeks later, we received notice of the Governor’s holdbacks:

y iCONN, reduction of $461,722 from $1,968,794 to $1,507,072 The following databases will be eliminated for all academic libraries: CINAHL full-text (indexing will remain), and Campus Research from WestLaw. The following databases will be eliminated for all libraries: Associated Press Images and Boston Globe. y reQuest, reduction of $181,437 from $674,696 to $493,259 The State Library is currently negotiating with the vendor that provides this service for reductions in costs. There will be reductions in service levels but it is not clear at the moment what these will be. y Interlibrary Loan Delivery Service, reduction of $2,734 from $266,434 to $263,700 The holdback will necessitate a reduction in the number of stops provided each week to libraries and their patrons.

y Connecticut State Library Legal/Legislative Library Materials, reduction of $151,488 from $1,140,000 to $988,512 y Connecticut State Library, Other Expenses, reduction of $161,451 from $807,045 to $645,594 Help Fight these Holdbacks: What You Can Do The House lawyers have asked the CLA lobbyist Bobby Shea for more specific information about the holdbacks. While we are pursuing the "legal" options with the House lawyers, Bobby urges us at the same time continue to ensure that librarians and board members throughout Connecticut are contacting the following people to respectfully ask them to reconsider their recent holdbacks: y Governor Rell— y Lieutenant Governor Fedele— y OPM Secretary Genuario— Please rally supporters to send their emails today!

InfoAnytime Update: What Patrons Will See When They Click on the Link As of October 1, InfoAnytime has closed. The immediate fate of InfoAnytime is unknown, as the fight continues to reinstate funding and/or negotiate a cooperative purchase of virtual reference. Many have asked CLC if they should remove their InfoAnytime link or not. Thanks to a great suggestion from Alan Hagyard at LION, Inc., CLC and have just updated all InfoAnytime links on library websites. If a patron clicks the InfoAnytime logo on a homepage, instead of a dead link, or an error message, they will see the following:

We're sorry, InfoAnytime is unavailable. Unfortunately, state budget cuts have forced us to shut down your InfoAnytime service until additional funds can be found to keep the service open. We Need Your Help. Contact Governor Rell (; Lieutenant Governor Fedele (LtGovernor.Fedele; and OPM Secretary Genuario ( to respectfully ask them to reconsider their recent holdbacks to library services. Knowing that people like you think InfoAnytime is a valuable service, we may be able to get the needed funds to support the program. We hope this helps prevent any confusion with your patrons who use InfoAnytime and spurs their support.


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CLC Programs, Discounts and More All About LROC Make a Splash at Your Library CLC's Library Resource Online Catalog (LROC) has a new search category that ties in with the national 2010 Summer Reading Theme, Make a Splash at your Library: READ! Just search "SRP 2010 - Water" to find performers and programs that will be the perfect complement to next year's Summer Reading Program.

Spotlight: Baseball as Mark Twain Knew It This sixty minute PowerPoint presentation explores the history of baseball as a reflection of several cultural issues with which Mark Twain concerned himself as a writer and spokesperson for social justice. As an owner of his own minor league baseball club, Twain was aware of how the national game mirrored the best and the worst traits of our national character, and he developed these themes most comprehensively in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court . For more information on this program contact Craig Hotchkiss at, or call 860.280.3146. Visit

New Performers Go to for more info on these new LROC performers and many more for your library program needs: Andrew Pessin—Author, Philosophy Professor—"The God Question" • Let's Gogh Art • Cello All Alone—Jason Duckles • Roberts Rogers Puppet Company • Tre Canti—Baroque Music • Drumming with Mark Zarrillo

FREE Open Source Migration Program The University of Hartford has been working with the WALDO consortium and LibLime to migrate from the Voyager system to Koha. Join your colleagues for a collegial exchange with early adapters of an open source ILS in a consortium environment. Friday, October 23 • 9:30 coffee/10-noon meeting University of Hartford • Harry Jack Gray Center 1877 Club Room B • Parking: Use Visitor Lot 15

Directions: Campus Map: Please register at

The Latest Museum Pass: Connecticut Science Center The new Connecticut Science Center is happy to announce that they are going to participate in the CLC Library Pass Program with a unique offer. Each library will receive a complimentary coupon booklet, which will contain 50 coupons to the Science Center. Every coupon will provide a special discount for up to 4 people and will be valid from October 1, 2009 to May 31, 2010. Libraries outside of Hartford County will receive coupons that offer 20% off General Admission to the Science Center for up to 4 people. Libraries in Hartford County will receive coupons that offer 10% off General Admission to the Science Center for up to 4 people. Additional booklets may be purchased at a nominal fee. Coupon Booklets will be mailed to CLC Public Libraries towards the end of October.

Fast Break for CT Libraries A big thanks to the CT Sun Foundation and Pitney Bowes for donating a $750 HP gift card to CLC to be split among the New Haven Free Public Library, Henry Carter Hull Library (Clinton), and New London Public Library, which hosted visits by CT Sun players this summer as part of WNBA's Fast Break to Reading program. Photo: David Boudinot (HC Hull Library and JobNow Project Coordinator), accepts the gift card from Juanita James (Pitney Bowes) and her son Dudley at the CT Sun game.

Early Literacy Station CLC is trying to put together a consortium purchase of the Early Literacy Station offered by AWE. If you are interested in the bilingual English/Spanish version the cost will be $2610-$2750 depending on how many units are purchased. Send your contact info to Pattie Noren at along with how many of each version and someone will contact you with the final pricing. The offer expires October 21. We are also looking into consortium pricing for RefUSA, Chilton's and Turnitin for schools. Stay tuned.

Connecticut Library Consortium CONNtext • October 2009

The Latest on CLC’s Live Job Assistance Service

Board of Directors Janet Woycik, Chair Cyrenius H. Booth Library

Randi Ashton-Pritting University of Hartford Libraries

Anita Barney The Brookfield Library

JobNow connects public library patrons with a professional job coach who will critique their resume and provide advice about interviewing. With a simple, easy to use interface, JobNow allows patrons to create an account, post their resume, receive feedback within 24 hours by one of over 1,000 job coaches, and chat live with a professional about their resume or get interview tips.

Gayle Bogel SCSU

Maribeth Breen Henry Carter Hull Library, Clinton

The September 2009 JobNow statistics for participating public libraries are available at Ninety public libraries are offering JobNow. The service received good press in the Hartford Courant (see the article at career1004.artoct04,0,7740227.story), and a number of libraries have run articles in their local papers and newsletters.

Charles Marlor CCSU

Kevin McCarthy Perrot Memorial Library, Old Greenwich

A librarian in Litchfield County received the following email from a patron regarding JobNow:

I just wanted you to know that I used the Resume Assistance feature of JobNow

and was impressed with the results. I had previously attended three resume workshops and had my resume reviewed by the CT Department of Labor, a Licensed Professional Counselor from a local community college, and a representative from an international

Arthur Meyers

Management Resource firm. The analysis and feedback I got from the

Russell Library

Clara Ogbaa Gateway Community College Library

Ed O'Hara Ruth A. Haas Library, WCSU

JobNow coach was by far the most helpful.

If you have a JobNow success story or patron feedback you would like to share please send it to We frequently update our JobNow Resources at jobnow with FAQs, an up-to-date list of participating libraries, publicity material, and training opportunities, so visit us often!

Amy Plympton LIMRA

Roslyn Rubinstein Waterford Public Library

Sandra Ruoff Guilford Free Library

Amy Terlaga Bibliomation Carol Weinshel Helen Keller Middle School, Easton Christine Bradley, Exec. Dir. Connecticut Library Consortium

See the Power of JobNow; Try a Free Demo Today! The power of JobNow is that it will direct your patrons who need professional resume help away from your busy reference desk and to job coaches who are able to provide a quality service. Brainfuse has set up a free demo account so public libraries can test drive JobNow. Email Deb Zulick at for access information.

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.

~ Dale Carnegie

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