Wednesday, November 4, 2009

December Library Hours

During the month of December the Marshall Public Library will be open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. “This change will allow us to complete needed projects and training during December that we might not have time for otherwise,” said Mike Doellman, library director.
The library will be closed for the holidays on December 24 and 25, 2009, and on January 1, 2010. The library will resume its regular hours of 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday, on January 2, 2010.

Kim Hirning Wins Friend of the Year

Kim Hirning is the recipient of the 2009 Idaho Library Association Friend of the Year Award. One may ask what makes her shine above other volunteers. Here are just a few examples: It was her time and energy that made it possible for the whole city of Pocatello to join together to read Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson. Kim brought the Big Read to Pocatello in October of 2008. It was her idea from the start and once she began the process she made it a priority to see it through to the end. I admire the enthusiasm, determination and love that she has for reading, her community, and her library.
She hasn’t stopped there. She continues to support our library with fundraising projects for a bookmobile and continues to serve with the Friends of the Marshall Public Library. She has so many brilliant ideas I often wonder what she will think of next. She is more than just a friend to our library, she is a part of it!
Becky Hadley, Reader Advisor

Gene's Retirement

After close to 36 years of providing service to various elements of the public, I have decided it is time to retire. Overall, I have had a rewarding and successful career. I enjoyed providing assistance to scientists at the INL in various fields of physics, chemistry, chemical engineering,radioactive waste management and other areas so they could accomplish their goals. After being laid off at the INL, I worked in the Idaho Falls Public Library in the Reference Department for a year before accepting my current position in circulation at the Marshall Public Library. I began this career with a lot of frustration because of being laid off. A big shock was that I now had to work with the general public, not just a highly educated segment. A further adjustment was that I was the only male employee, except for the director. I always felt slow in adjusting to this new environment, but the circulation staff was patient and encouraging. I have enjoyed being associated with the entire staff, especially at circulation. I will continue to see you at times because I plan to begin reading again and working on a family project. I will miss all of you, but it is time.
Gene A. Giesbrecht, Circulation Librarian
Gene has worked at the Marshall Public Library for five years and prior to that for 30 years at the INL Library. He will retire on November 30 after over three decades of library service. You will be missed by all, Gene!

Idaho Career Information System

Explore Careers, choose a training program and/or school, find financial aid, get a job or change jobs and even keep track of your career research using the Idaho Career Information System online. eCIS is very user-friendly and is now available through Marshall Public Library.
Access to eCIS is being provided by The Idaho Department of Labor. The department received economic stimulus funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and is using some of these funds to expand the public’s access to its automated services throughout the state. This includes providing Idaho Works automated workforce services and Idaho CIS products and services in public community libraries.
CIS, a division of the Idaho Department of Labor, provides eCIS, the state’s internet-based, comprehensive career guidance system. eCIS provides Idaho and national career, workforce and educational information in an easy to use format. The information and exploration tools contained in eCIS are designed to help Idahoans make informed career choices and seek the qualifications necessary to be successful in the workplace.
Call Marshall Public Library for passwords (232-1263 ext 22) or use the Internet computers in the Library.hKris Castro, Reference Supervisor

Thankful for the Library

This time of year many of us start thinking about the things that we are thankful for. The public library is on the top of my list because of all the wonderful things offered. You can: Get a free library card • Research a new purchase • Use the online databases and computerized catalog • Get ideas for redecorating your home • Get nostalgic by looking at old newspapers • Prepare or update your resume • Attend preschool story time • Enroll in the Summer Reading program • Look up health information • Check your stock • Get a book through interlibrary loan • Read the latest fashion magazine • Learn to navigate the web • Research a term paper • Get help on your taxes • Browse your favorite websites • Make photocopies • Trek to another planet in a Sci-Fi novel • Find a job • Check out a DVD•Trace your family tree • Join a book discussion group • Learn about another country•Find a classical CD • Borrow an audio book for your next trip • Read a classic • and best of all find a book to curl up with. What would you add to the list?
Becky Hadley, Reader Advisor