Connecting Libraries, Connecting People

The RISE Network works with public libraries to provide Albertans with opportunities to communicate with health care professionals, participate in distance education, attend meetings, learn new skills and more – all by videoconference from their local library. 

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 ...the potential for transforming public libraries, especially in rural areas, is enormous. This is a [network] that brings people together, strengthens our communities and creates another service niche for public libraries in Alberta.

— Michelle Toombs, Director Marigold Library System

Welcome to NaNoWriMo!

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Thu, 2017/09/28 - 1:07pm
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

NaNoWriMo is a free, largely online challenge posed to writers around the world each November: complete a 50,000 word draft of a novel in 30 days. Emily Hollingshead, a NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison for the Alberta : Elsewhere region (everywhere but Edmonton, Calgary, and Lethbridge) will welcome returning, brand new, and on-the-fence NaNoWriMo participants to this year’s event and provide some tips for prepping novels, calendars, and freezers for the magical madness that is NaNoWriMo.

Presented from the Drumheller Public Library

*CANCELLED* Conflict to Innovation (session for library staff)

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Fri, 2017/09/08 - 10:30am
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm

How can we structure our conversations to ensure participants are in a state of mind to innovate and not fight, flight or freeze?

Join Marjorie Munroe from Workplace Fairness West as she discusses with library staff how creative change can emerge from conflict.

Budgeting 101

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Wed, 2017/09/06 - 3:37pm
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 7:00pm
Budgeting has gotten a bad reputation as something that is restrictive, boring and doesn’t work.

CANCELLED - Indigenous Musical Instruments

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Wed, 2017/08/23 - 8:55am
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

This program has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

RESCHEDULED for OCTOBER 11!! Welcome to NaNoWriMo!

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Mon, 2017/08/21 - 11:24am
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

NaNoWriMo is a free, largely online challenge posed to writers around the world each November: complete a 50,000 word draft of a novel in 30 days. Emily Hollingshead, a NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison for the Alberta : Elsewhere region (everywhere but Edmonton, Calgary, and Lethbridge) will welcome returning, brand new, and on-the-fence NaNoWriMo participants to this year’s event and provide some tips for prepping novels, calendars, and freezers for the magical madness that is NaNoWriMo.

Presented from the Drumheller Public Library

Using NaNoWriMo to Reach Local Writers

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Mon, 2017/08/21 - 11:22am
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

*session for LIBRARY STAFF

Do-It-Yourself Ergonomics with Irma Janzen

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Mon, 2017/08/21 - 11:16am
Monday, October 2, 2017 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

*session for LIBRARY STAFF

Many people complain of aches and pains and either spend large amounts of money seeking help, or simply resign themselves to the “fact” that they will have to live with pain. 

Irma Janzen is an occupational therapist who specializes in ergonomics and is the author of DIY Ergonomics: Live Pain-Free and Save Money.  Irma believes that pain and discomfort due to working at the computer, laptop, tablet and phone can be prevented with just a little bit of know-how. 

Teens in the Library: Spaces, Collections, and Programs for Grades 7-12

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Thu, 2017/07/06 - 11:25am
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

What do you do with teens in the library?  How do you make sure the library is a welcoming space and reflects their needs?  Join Paige, the teenbrarian at Lethbridge Public Library as she shares successes (and failures) in her work with library teens.

*session for library staff only

Kids & Family Reading Report (Scholastic Canada)

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Fri, 2017/06/30 - 9:14am
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Library staff, learn at lunch!

Earlier this year, Scholastic Canada released its first Kids & Family Reading ReportTM, Canadian Edition. This report is a landmark nationally representative survey conducted in English and French that explores the attitudes and behaviors around reading of children ages 6–17 and their parents, as well as parents of kids ages 0–5. Learn more about the results in this videoconference presentation.

Learning Modules for Everyone: More Than Just Kits (session for library staff)

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Wed, 2017/06/21 - 11:02am
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Join Willow Schnell of the New Sarepta Public Library as she addresses the continual issue of needing to instruct patrons one-on-one when offering new technology, materials, programs and services.