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

Grant Writing Tips

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2013/04/10 - 7:00am
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Writing grants can seem like a convoluted, time consuming process, but with a few tips and a bit of determination, you can turn your time into money that will support and enrich the services your library can offer to the community. Which grants are libraries eligible for? What can you do with the money? What makes for a successful application? We’ll cover these topics and more.

Host: Chinook Arch Regional Library System HQ
Presenter: Robin Thiessen-Hepher, Associate Director

Intermediate Microsoft Word

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2013/04/10 - 6:54am
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

In this intermediate look at Microsoft Word you will learn how to add additional fonts, define headings and styles, format tables, insert graphics and word art and create templates.

Host: Chinook Arch Regional  Library System HQ
Presenter: John Buckmaster, Information Technology Assistant

Health & Safety in your Library

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2013/04/10 - 6:51am
Monday, April 22, 2013 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Library work has a number of health and safety hazards.  This session will outline how to provide a safe workplace and how to work safely in your library.  Information about bed bugs will be included!

Host: Chinook Arch Regional Library System HQ
Presenter:  Barbara Ramp, Health & Safety Rep, Lethbridge Public Library

Computer Security

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2013/04/09 - 2:29pm
Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Do you worry about your home/work computer’s security against threats?  Learn computer security basics (password safety, scams and phishing, etc.) to keep yourself and your patrons safe. 

Host: Chinook Arch Regional Library System HQ
Presenter: John Buckmaster, Information Technology Assistant

Project Management for Libraries

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2013/04/09 - 2:27pm
Monday, April 15, 2013 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Project management is the practice of planning, organizing, leading and controlling resources in order to complete a goal or 'project'.  A project is a temporary endeavor that has a definite beginning and end, goals and objectives as well as specific constraints (time, budget, and scope). Examples in the library world could include a renovation, building a local history archive, creating a new website, or developing a new program.

The Science Behind Weather Forecasting

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2013/03/18 - 7:33am
Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

You wake up to a gorgeous summer day. The TV meteorologist says be ready for a high of 95 degrees. You think it’s going to be a great day to go swimming, but just how accurate is that temperature forecast? Might some thunderstorms pop up and ruin your chance to swim?

LIVE INTERACTIVE PUPPET SHOW! The Adventures of Captain Healthy & Safety Dog

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2013/03/11 - 11:51am
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Learn basic health and safety tips from two intergalactic characters from the planet Relatively Fit — Captain Healthy & Safety Dog! Through this live, interactive performance students will engage with puppeteers as they learn about hygiene, sun protection, nutrition and healthy eating habits (MyFoodPlate), active play & safety outdoors, and general household safety tips! Sound effects and original music get students up on their feet and moving during the program. Don’t miss this out of world experience!

Dewey Divas

Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 2013/03/08 - 1:27pm
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

The marvelous Dewey Divas are coming back to Alberta.  RISE is committed to providing library videoconference sites in Alberta with this engaging and enticing presentation of upcoming publications.  The presentation and videoconference will take place on Tuesday, April 23 at Calgary Public Library; RISE will broadcast from Calgary Public Library again this year. This is an opportunity to build your ‘can hardly wait’ reading list.

The Science Behind Investigating a Crime

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2013/02/27 - 1:56pm
Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Sure, you may have watch endless episodes of Law and Order, CSI, NCIS, Perry Mason, Murder, She Wrote, and any number of either police procedural or whodunit TV programs, but what’s it really like to be a professional crime scene investigator? Find out as you and your students help solve a burglary as you ask questions of, and interact with, St. Louis County Police detectives and crime scene investigators.

How to Get Started Gardening in Southern Alberta

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2013/02/27 - 8:51am
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Are you new to Southern Alberta?  New to gardening? Or do you have a new space, and aren’t sure where to start?  We’ll help you get direction and inspiration through a review of foundational principles, a discussion of our region’s particular considerations, and tips for organizing your time, ideas, and budget.