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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RISE Is a great example of community development and efforts to build a resilient, trusted and accessible network of learning opportunity for rural Alberta. Bow Valley College would be pleased to continue utilizing the RISE Network to support and align with needs of rural learners, increase access to post-secondary opportunities and strengthen cross-generational learning through technology

— Teri McKinnon Bow Valley College

Tech Talk Troubleshooting

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2013/02/20 - 5:07pm
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Want to solve common problems like not being able to see yourself, or be heard by others? This session will provide suggestions on how to fix common problems and what information to report to HQ helpdesk staff if the problem needs to be escalated. This intermediate level session is intended for staff who are already familiar with the basic functions of the videoconference equipment.

Presented: James Vent
Hosted:  Marigold Library System

Tech Talk Call a Colleague

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2013/02/20 - 5:04pm
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

The RISE Network was designed to make calling point-to-point easy. This Session will show you how you can call another videoconference site (even if they're not a RISE location) when you need to, without any lead time or without having to contact your RISE Consultant.

Presented: James Vent
Hosted:  Marigold Library System

Tech Talk VC 101

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2013/02/20 - 4:58pm
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

In this Tech Talk, you’ll get the chance to get better acquainted with you videoconference remote control including how to adjust your videoconference camera and microphone.

Tech Talk VC 101

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2013/02/19 - 4:48pm
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 2:30pm - 3:00pm

In this Tech Talk, you’ll get the chance to get better acquainted with you videoconference remote control including how to adjust your videoconference camera and microphone.

Presented: Marigold Library System
Hosted: James Vent

Definitely Not Plato Book Club – The Tenth Gift by Jane Johnson

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2013/02/13 - 3:33pm
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Hosted:Lethbridge Public Library

Horticulture – The New Face of Ancient Grains

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2013/02/13 - 3:30pm
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Learn how to use sprouted kamut and quinoa to support a healthy lifestyle. Hear from Holistic Nutritionist, Rick Kohut, on these amazing and ancient superfoods including heir benefits and
delicious recipes.

Hosted by: Olds Municipal Library
Presented by: Rick Kohut 

Definitely Not Plato Book Club – Half Blood Blues by Esi Eduguau

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2013/02/13 - 3:28pm
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Hosted:Lethbridge Public Library

Horticulture – Before Pesticides

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2013/02/13 - 3:27pm
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Follow Ken on a historical journey through pest management methods used by our grandparents and see what we have learned, how we have progressed over the years, and in some ways, what we have returned to in our efforts to control the “unwanted” in our yards and gardens.

Hosted: Dr. Ken Fry
Presented: Olds Municipal Library

Law @ Lunch: Information, Identity Theft and Law

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2013/02/13 - 12:47pm
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Law @ Lunch: Being an Executor

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2013/02/13 - 12:39pm
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

This presentation will provide an overview of the legal rights and responsibilities of an executor (also known as a personal representative) as that person:
• Gathers in the estate assets
• Pays the debts
• Distributes to beneficiaries
• Generally administers the estate.