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State Library Celebrates National Library Week with Book Discussion, Training Opportunities

The State Library is celebrating National Library Week, April 19-23, 2004 with its annual All Iowa Reads book discussion and free training opportunities for state employees.

The All Iowa Reads selection for 2004 is Niagara Falls All Over Again by Elizabeth McCracken.  A few copies are available from the State Library, first floor reference desk, in the Ola Babcock Miller Building, corner of E. 12th and Grand.  The discussion will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 23 at the library and will be lead by Dr. Dale Ross, chair, Iowa Commission of Libraries, and First Lady Christie Vilsack.  Bring your lunch (drinks provided), stay as long as you can, and join us in a lively discussion.   For more information on the book discussion, contact Annette Wetteland.

Free training for state employees is also available on a wide range of topics, including:

  • More Than Just Google:  Internet Searching
  • Get the Most from EBSCOhost
  • Enhance FirstSearch Skills
  • State Library Resources for Grant Research
  • Reliable Health Information on the Web:  HealthInfoIowa
  • Finding Statistics:  The State Data Center
  • Legal Research Using Westlaw

For more information about the classes and to register online, go to http://www.silo.lib.ia.us/for-state-govt/databases/training-for-state-employees.htm or contact the State Library reference desk at (515) 281-4102; is@lib.state.ia.us.


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