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New Additions to Forms on File

   Thursday, July 26th, 2007 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Forms on File, one of the Library's new databases, has just announced they have added a significant amount of new content.

This resource, which can be used to important forms ranging from personal, business, legal, real estate, etc., has been updated to reflect recent changes in government agency forms and cover everything from affidavits to employee evaluations and applications for Social Security benefits.

New and updated forms include:

  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) 2007-2008: For students. Used by virtually all two- and four-year colleges, universities, and career schools for the awarding of federal student aid and most state and college aid.
  • Report of International Transportation of Currency or Monetary Instruments: For patrons departing or entering the United States, or patrons shipping, mailing, or receiving currency or monetary instruments.
  • Financing Eligibility Statement—"Economic Disadvantage": For small business owners. Used by goverment agencies in order to determine patrons' personal eligibility for their businesses to receive financing under Section 301(d) of the Small Business Investment Act.

To access these forms, log in from the Library's Databases webpage, or contact the Reference Desk for help.
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New Resources Available at the Library

   Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Rosetta Stone Language Learning Database
Rosetta Stone logoAre you taking a trip to Europe, and would like to learn a bit of the language before you go? Would you like to brush up on your high school French? Are you new to this country and are still practicing English?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then the Rosetta Stone Language Learning database is for you. Using an award-winning approach to learning languages, Rosetta Stone teaches through listening comprehension, reading, speaking, and writing, using interactive programs that are both educational and fun. Nine languages are covered, including English (US & UK), French, German, Greek, Italian, Russian, Spanish (Latin American & Spain).

Business & Personal Forms On File
This database contains common personal, business and government forms, ranging from financial aid, real estate, sales, employment, and much more. Access to them is available in the library or at home, 24 hours a day, and the forms are the most up-to-date versions required for legal real estate health and social services, immigration, and other transactions.

Forms can be found by both browsing categories or searching for keywords, and they are available as convenient Adobe PDF files. This single repository is easier and more reliable to search than the internet, and with at-home access no photocopying is needed.

How to Get Started:
Forms on File is provided by the library, Rosetta Stone is being funded by the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium, and both are available to all Chelmsford residents. To log in and start learning from home or in the library, visit our Reference web page. For help, please contact the Reference Desk.

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Transportation Improvement Program public meeting

   Thursday, May 31st, 2007 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

A public meeting will be held on June 6th, concerning improvements to the traffic infrastructure of the Middlesex region.

The meeting is being held by the Northern Middlesex Council of Governments, to receive comments from the public on the proposed amendments to the region's FY2007 and FY2008 Transportation Improvement Program for the North Middlesex Region, and also to the Public Participation Plan for Transportation Planning.

These proposals cover budget issues and projects involving the communities of Lowell, Billerica, Westford, Littleton and Tyngsborough.

The meeting will be held on June 6th, 7 p.m., at the Northen Middlesex Council of Governments Gallager Intermodal Center, 115 Thorndike Street, Floor 3B, Lowell, MA 01852.

More information and copies of these documents are available at the Reference Desk on the lower level of the main library, http://www.nmcog.org.

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Chelmsford and The Simpsons

   Saturday, May 26th, 2007 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Did you know?

A few of the background illustrators that work on the television show The Simpsons grew up in Chelmsford. They drew on the images of their childhood to create parts of the Simpsons' town of Springfield.

To see a few places around town that you also might see in the show, as well as an interview with show illustrators Lance Wilder and John Krause, visit the library's Chelmsford and The Simpsons webpage.
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Updated Career Guidance Resource

   Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Our career guidance database has a new look! The changes to the database include a fresh and cleaner look, better search capabilities, a Career Opportunity News newsletter, and a great deal more content.

The Library subscribes to Ferguson's Career Guidance Center, from Facts on File, which is a resource offering information on jobs, careers, scholarships, industries, work skills, resumes & cover letters, and more. Patrons looking to find a job, change careers or just improve their job qualifications, can use this database to find out what skills different jobs require, and then get tips on how to obtain those skills.

To log in and start using this information, go to the Career Guidance listing of our database page, and either click on "In Library" (if you're in the library), or if you're at home, enter your library card number and click the Login button.

For assistance with this or any of the library's other databases, please contact the Reference Desk.

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