Online Resume Review

By |March 31st, 2020|Blog|

Shared by CareerForce at the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Online Resume Review Would you like a CareerForce Representative to review your resume and provide feedback?  If so, you have two options: 1. Follow the "resumes" link in your account and fill in the resume template, then email a notification to that  your resume has [...]

Help Finding Services for Older Adults During COVID-19

By |March 31st, 2020|Blog|

The following information was shared by the Eldercare Development Partnership (EDP) program at the Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging (ARDC): FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Help Finding Services for Older Adults during COVID-19 ST. PAUL, MN, March 31, 2020 – As Minnesotans are adjusting to changes due to the threats of COVID-19, access to services and other [...]

Answers to Questions About the Federal Funding Package Responding to the Coronavirus Pandemic

By |March 31st, 2020|Blog|

The following information was compiled and shared by the office of U.S. Senator Tina Smith: On March 27, Congress passed and the President signed into law a $2 trillion package that will send assistance to Minnesota families, workers and small businesses to address the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.  It also significantly bolstered the [...]

Area legislators honor the late Congressman Oberstar

By |March 31st, 2020|Blog|

In December, Senator Dave Tomassoni and Representative Dave Lislegard visited the ALS headquarters in Mountain Iron and made a point of viewing the poster of the late Congressman Jim Oberstar. The Congressman represented northeastern Minnesota in the United States House of Representatives from 1975 until leaving office in January 2011. Congressman Oberstar was a strong [...]

ALS staff are still here

By |March 23rd, 2020|Blog|

As of Monday morning, March 23, staff from the Arrowhead Library System are still working. Like many public agencies, we have had to take the unfortunate step of closing our building to the public. We hope that this step allows us to continue getting our work done for as long as possible. Our website <> [...]

ALS Recognizes Senator David Tomassoni

By |March 20th, 2020|Blog|

Senator David Tomassoni represents District 6 in the Minnesota State Senate and has long served as an advocate for libraries and library services. The Arrowhead Library System has recognized the Senator's support by creating a READ poster that features one of the Senator's favorite books, Playing for Pizza by John Grisham. Earlier this winter, the [...]

ALS Bookmobile Services Suspended, New Library Card Application Available Online

By |March 18th, 2020|Blog|

The Arrowhead Library System (ALS) has suspended its Bookmobile service indefinitely, according to Executive Director Jim Weikum. The ALS Bookmobile has over 60 stops across Saint Louis, Carlton, Itasca, and Koochiching counties. The service is being suspended due to health and safety concerns for both the public and the staff stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. [...]

New Online ALS Borrower Card Application

By |March 16th, 2020|Blog|

Greetings!  We know that some of our digital resources require an ALS public library card number to use and/or authenticate.  To remove barriers for our regional patrons and to help provide quick access to digital content as schools move to distance learning, we have created a new online library card application that can be filled [...]

ALS Board welcomes new members

By |February 26th, 2020|Blog|

The ALS Governing Board met on February 13, 2020 and welcomed two new members.  Adam Brisk from the University of Minnesota, Duluth is now the elected representative of ALS member academic libraries. The new representative for Cook County is Helen Muth who has been appointed to that position by the Cook County Board of Commissioners. [...]

Harrison Ford: Find epic stories at your library!

By |February 25th, 2020|Blog|