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

Library Training

Minecraft Programming & Basics for Library Staff

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Wed, 2016/08/03 - 8:08am
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Join Marigold Library System's Summer Program Student, Grant Stewart, as he goes over the basics of Minecraft for library staff. This session will include:

  • Introduction to Minecraft
  • Basics of Minecraft play/terminology
  • Marigold Minecraft server
  • Minecraft in the library programming ideas

This session is intended for Library Staff only.

Dewey Divas - Reader's Advisory

Submitted by ntalsma.marigold on Wed, 2015/12/16 - 4:14pm
Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 9:30am - 12:30pm

The marvelous Dewey Divas are back! Once again, representatives from Ontario will present a delightful reader's advisory videoconference. Check out their favourite picks for what's new and hot in the spring and summer publishing season in books for adults, children, and teens.

Dewey Divas - Reader's Advisory

Submitted by ntalsma.marigold on Mon, 2015/07/27 - 2:00pm
Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 9:30am - 12:30pm

The marvelous Dewey Divas are back! Once again, representatives from Ontario will present a delightful reader's advisory videoconference. Check out their favourite picks for what's new and hot in the fall and winter publishing season in books for adults, children, and teens. Bios on the Dewey Divas can be found here. Build your must-have book lists for the fall and winter!

Dewey Divas! - Spring and Summer 2015

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2015/01/22 - 3:42pm
Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 9:30am - 12:30pm

It’s that time again - the forever marvelous Dewey Divas are back!
 

Dewey Divas – Reader’s Advisory

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2014/07/28 - 2:16pm
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
The marvelous Dewey Divas are back! This year, representatives from Ontario will present this delightful reader’s advisory videoconference. Check out their favorite picks for what’s new and hot in the fall and winter publishing season in books for adults, children and teens. Bios on the Dewey Divas can be found here: http://deweydivas.blogspot.ca/p/bios.html.  Build your must-have book lists for fall and winter!
 

Weeding using the CREW method

Submitted by Kerby on Tue, 2014/05/27 - 7:08am
Monday, June 16, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Learn the basics of weeding using the CREW method with Lethbridge Public Librarian, Sarah Head. This session will introduce library staff to the essentials of weeding, discuss the importance of weeding and touch on how weeding and display can make your collection more appealing to your library users. This basic session is suitable for library staff and board members.
 
Presenter: Sarah Head, Librarian: Resource Specialist, Lethbridge Public Library
Host: Chinook Arch Regional Library System

“Listening Tails: man’s best friend loves listening”

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2014/03/31 - 9:47am
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am

Interested in starting a therapy dog reading program in your library? Join Steve King, founder of "Learning Tails," a dog training company specializing in basic obedience and canine communication and behaviour and learn about the benefits of using therapy dogs in the library to promote early literacy. This session will overview:

  1. Using therapy dogs to help children read
  2. A history of how “Listening Tails” evolved
  3. How to launch a therapy dog reading program

Dewey Divas - Adult Titles

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2014/03/20 - 12:45pm
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

The marvelous Dewey Divas are back! The presentation and videoconference will take place on Monday, April 28 at Calgary Public Library and will be broadcast on the RISE Network so that we can spread the word to more Alberta public libraries, as well as to school librarians/ teachers.

Dewey Divas - Children's & Young Adult Titles

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2014/03/20 - 12:41pm
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 9:30am - 12:00pm

The marvelous Dewey Divas are back! The presentation and videoconference will take place on Monday, April 28 at Calgary Public Library and will be broadcast on the RISE Network so that we can spread the word to more Alberta public libraries, as well as to school librarians/ teachers.

eNewspapers & eMagazines @ Your Library

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2014/02/06 - 11:26am
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Did you know that your library card provides you free access to newspapers and magazines online? Library PressDisplay gives you instant access to 2000 newspapers from 100 countries in 60 languages and  Zinio for Libraries gives you access to several of the most popular magazines, free on your PC or tablet.

Join us to learn how to use these amazing resources, and discover the power of your library card!