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

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.


If there is no money to hire someone and no time to sit with patrons and show them how to use these resources, how can you meet the needs of your patrons when information access is changing so quickly?


Through familiar, repetitive framework, and with passive programming, this is possible for any size library with any size budget, and any size of staff.


Willow will talk about how the 40-plus New Sarepta Library learning modules were conceptualized, how the framework was developed, and how student and public-led module design has promoted innovation, discovery, and a drive for self-directed learning, while celebrating local experts in the community.

For those not able to watch the live VC presentation, this session will be recorded and posted on the Marigold Library System YouTube Channel and the Library Toolshed.

*this session will also be presented in person at the YRL Conference Friday, September 8, 2017