Free Cover Letters Webinar – Tuesday, May 22, 11:00am

Cover Letters: Grabbing an Employer’s Attention for the Right Reasons” 

With Career Management Expert Alison Green  

After candidates spend time perfecting their resumes, they should take the time to craft an effective cover letter. A good cover letter is more than just an introduction—it engages employers to explore the candidate’s resume. Cover letters are key to landing interviews.

Join Career Search Expert Alison Green as she demonstrates how to create winning cover letters, and learn how to help your students and patrons get a leg up in the job search process.

Attendees will learn:

  • How to best highlight their assets
  • Important points to include
  • How to follow instructions and acknowledge what employers seek
  • Opening and closing statements that stand apart from the rest
  • How to avoid clichés
  • And much more!

Librarians and Career Counselors: Don’t miss this chance to help your patrons and students create standout cover letters to move them toward their career goals.
Feel free to invite your colleagues, library patrons, and students!

Register here today:

Alison Green is the former chief of staff of a successful nonprofit organization, where she oversaw day-to-day staff management, hiring, and employee development. She’s the author of Managing to Change the World: The Nonprofit Leader’s Guide to Getting Results, and an e-book for job seekers How to Get a Job: Secrets of a Hiring Manager. Alison also writes the popular Ask a Manager blog.

*After registering you will receive a confirmation email from containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer

New Features Coming in NoveList

Over the next few weeks, NoveList will be rolling out some enhancements to the NoveList Select system (this is what shows in Polaris). Here is what you can expect to see:

  • Improved display and formatting
  • New section with series recommendations
  • Reading level information (Lexile)

For more detail on each of these enhancements, please visit the news page:

Questions? Ask Colleen, x7046 or Christa, x7160

April GVRL Top Ten–Travel Reigns!

Wow, can we see the impact that those travel ebooks have had already.


The Rough Guide to Beijing e4 2011
Personality Disorders 2009
Cold War Reference Library, vol. 1: Almanac, vol. 1
Switzerland 2010
Daily Life of the Ancient Egyptians e2 2008
Art, 1st American ed. 2005
Backyard Harvest, 1st American ed. 2011
Film 2006
The George W. Bush Years 2011
Amsterdam 2011

The 1940 Census — When can I start using it in HeritageQuest Online and Ancestry Library Edition?

The 1940 U.S. Federal Census was released to the public by the U.S. National Archives on April 2, 2012. Read on for details on its availability in ProQuest genealogy products.

HeritageQuest Online

  • The 1940 Census will be added to HeritageQuest Online.
  • It will be an every-name index, and all states and US territories will be included. The roll-out will take at least 12 months to complete.
  • The digital images and corresponding name index for each state will be completed and released together, not separately.
  • A state-by-state release schedule is not available, but customers can expect to see some of the smaller states appearing by early summer.

Ancestry Library Edition

  • A complete set of browsable 1940 Census images are currently being added to Ancestry Library Edition. It may take 2-4 weeks to finish this task. A direct link to the 1940 Census images can be found on the Ancestry Library Edition home page (for subscribing customers).
  • Searchable, every-name indexes for each state will roll-out during the next 6-9 months. A state-by-state release schedule is not available, but customers can expect to see some of the smaller states beginning to appear in April.
  • Remember: Only browsable images are currently available.

Note: Release schedules are approximate and subject to change.

Asked for a magazine? Check Catalog AND AtoZ Resource!!!

And the cool thing is….


Our Magazines page (which is currently found on the home page “Books” tab) allows you to search both our print subscriptions and our electronic subscriptions.  Our electronic subscriptions are available through a variety of databases, but we have a search tool called EBSCO A to Z  that searches and links through to them all.

People, Barron’s, Time, Cosmopolitan, Seattle  – it’s not just academic journals that we have in our online subscriptions!  And these full-text issues,  often with all the color images & graphics, are available to our customers online when the print copies are not.  Even the most recent issue!

Any questions?  Christa Werle, x7160