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

Dewey Divas! - Spring and Summer 2015

Submitted by jbach.marigold on Thu, 2015/01/22 - 4:42pm
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 jwaugh.marigold on Mon, 2014/07/28 - 3:16pm
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 - 8:08am
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 jwaugh.marigold on Mon, 2014/03/31 - 10:47am
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 jbach.marigold on Thu, 2014/03/20 - 1:45pm
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 jbach.marigold on Thu, 2014/03/20 - 1:41pm
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 jwaugh.marigold on Thu, 2014/02/06 - 12:26pm
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!

"Getting Things Done" for Personal Productivity

Submitted by Kerby on Tue, 2014/01/28 - 12:51pm
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

GTD (Getting Things Done) is a way to work that increases your energy, reduces drag, reducing the time expended on routine work, re-allocating it to higher cunctions like 1 to 2 year goals, and 3 to 5 year vision planning.  This session is an introdcution to GTD, suitable for all library staff.

Host:  Chinook Arch Regional Library System
Presenter:  Mark Huff, Customer Services Manager, Lethbridge Public Library

Intro to Readers' Advisory

Submitted by Kerby on Tue, 2014/01/28 - 12:34pm
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Looking to provide your patrons with ideas for new reading material that they will love?  This session will provide an overview of Readers' Advisory.  We will look at the different types of Readers' Advisory available, as well as outlining what goes into a Readers' Advisroy interaction.  Key concepts on making book recommendations will also be covered.

Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity Planning for Libraries

Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 2013/10/25 - 8:33am
Monday, November 4, 2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Presented by: Peace Library System
PRESENTER: Grant Tolley
Manager, Strategic Planning and Policy
Public Library Services Branch
 
Grant Tolley has over ten years of experience in emergency preparedness and business continuity planning with the government of Alberta and with the Alberta Emergency Management Agency.
 
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