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

Using NaNoWriMo to Reach Local Writers

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

*session for LIBRARY STAFF

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, of Drumheller Public Library and a NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison for the Alberta : Elsewhere region (everywhere but Edmonton, Calgary, and Lethbridge), will show you how to capitalise on this great program to provide low cost, low prep programming that will help you reach and serve a creative and passionate segment of your local community. Emily will share more about NaNoWriMo, how other Alberta libraries have used it in past years, and where to get resources to make this one of the easiest programs you’ll run all year!