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

Wildlife Lecture - Wildlife Service Dogs

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2013/01/03 - 2:57pm
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Pedigreed pepper spray? Handguns that heel? Bear bells with a bark? 

Wildlife Lecture - Wolves in the Crown

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2013/01/03 - 2:55pm
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Wildlife Lecture - Hair Snares for Grizzly Bears; What's New?

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2013/01/03 - 2:52pm
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Southwest Alberta Grizzly Bear Monitoring Project is a three-year pilot project between Alberta Fish and Wildlife, Parks Canada, Alberta Parks, and the University of Alberta, designed to non-invasively monitor grizzly bears both locally and at ecosystem scales.  The project takes advantage of natural bear behaviour - rubbing. Bears rub on trees and other objects as a form of communication, leaving behind hair samples - and their DNA.

Law @ Lunch - Small Claims Court and How it Works

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2013/01/02 - 3:06pm
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

This is an introduction to 'Small Claims Court' (now called 'Provincial Court - Civil').

You will learn about:

  • What kinds of cases this court hears
  • The limit for claims

Coffee Break Session - Developing Programming

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2013/01/02 - 2:13pm
Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 2:30pm - 3:00pm

Coffee Break Session - Developing Programming

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2013/01/02 - 2:11pm
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Coffee Break Session - Developing Programming

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2013/01/02 - 2:08pm
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Want to offer video conference programs to other RISE Network libraries, as as to your own community?  Learn how to develop programs and discover new ways to entice your community to come into the library through interesting and engaging programming.  This session is also a great opportunity to share some of your great program ideas and successes with other library staff.

Host: Marigold Library System and Chinook Arch Regional Library System

Definitely Not Plato Book Club

Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 2012/12/21 - 9:39am
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Join other book lovers in this interactive discussion of Stephen King's 11/22/1963.
Age: Teen/Adult
Host: Lethbridge Public Library

Coffee Break Session - Marketing

Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 2012/12/21 - 9:23am
Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 2:30pm - 3:00pm

To create a successful video conference service, you need to serve community needs and get the right patrons in to the library. How do you accomplish this? Promote the service. Learn how to market your video conference service in your community.
Host: Marigold Library System and Chinook Arch Regional Library System
Presenter: Lauren Jessop, Consultant Librarian

Coffee Break Session - Marketing

Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 2012/12/21 - 9:19am
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

To create a successful video conference service, you need to serve community needs and get the right patrons in to the library. How do you accomplish this? Promote the service. Learn how to market your video conference service in your community.
Host: Marigold Library System and Chinook Arch Regional Library System
Presenter: Lauren Jessop, Consultant Librarian