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

Library Training

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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Introduction to Book Repair - Part 2

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2013/09/17 - 8:56am
Monday, December 16, 2013 - 9:00am - 10:30am

This is part 2 of the Introduction to Book Repair seminars. Learn and practice repair techniques on several most common repairs (e.g., broken spine, torn pages, replacing pages, repairing torn hinges).  Learn reinforcement techniques to avoid or delay some common problems, and participate in a question and answer session to deal with your mending and repair questions.

Host: Canmore Public Library
Presenter: Dea Fischer
   

Introduction to Book Repair - Part 1

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2013/09/17 - 8:46am
Monday, November 25, 2013 - 9:00am - 10:30am

Learn and practice repair techniques on several most common repairs (e.g., broken spine, torn pages, replacing pages, repairing torn hinges).  Learn reinforcement techniques to avoid or delay some common problems, and participate in a question and answer session to deal with your mending and repair questions.

Host: Canmore Public Library
Presenter: Dea Fischer
   

Tracking Social Media Uptake

Submitted by Kerby on Tue, 2013/09/10 - 2:10pm
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Do you ever wonder if your facebook posts, tweets, or blog posts are reaching your audience? This session will cover tools that you can use to trach your social media metrics. We will look at some free tools you can use to determine the effectiveness of your social media efforts including bitly, facebook page insights, and library aware as well as the pay tool Crowdbooster. Get ready to evaluate your social media strategy and engage your community.

Host: Chinook Arch Regional Library System
Presenter: Ashley Leonard, Public Services Librarian

Project Management

Submitted by Kerby on Fri, 2013/08/30 - 2:08pm
Monday, November 18, 2013 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Got a project but don’t know where to start? Want to learn how to effectively navigate from beginning to end? Wondering how to make sure that you consider all your stakeholders? Then you may be interested in the discipline of Project Management. Project Management allows you to set out a path and anticipate and mitigate obstacles, and determine what needs to be done to achieve desired outcomes. We will cover the basics of creating a project charter and the 5 phases of a project.

Host:  Chinook Arch Regional Library System

Pinterest for Libraries

Submitted by Kerby on Fri, 2013/08/30 - 2:06pm
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Want to use Pinterest to share book recommendations, programming and other great library resources with your patrons? Not sure where to start? Learn how to set up a Pinterest account for your library, how to ‘Pin’ your first items and more. This is a basic session for those new to the joys of Pinterest. Be careful though – Pinterest can easily become addictive!

Host:  Chinook Arch Regional Library System
Presenter: Lauren Jessop, Public Services Librarian

Create Your Library Brand

Submitted by Kerby on Fri, 2013/08/30 - 1:56pm
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Let your community know why you matter with a clear and compelling story. Define your library’s story and develop your brand, step-by-step. A powerful brand can help bring more patrons through the door.

Host:  Chinook Arch Regional Library System
Presenter:  Lauren Jessop, Public Services Librarian

Talking to your New Council - Making the Case for the Library

Submitted by Kerby on Fri, 2013/08/30 - 1:50pm
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Public Libraries are primarily a municipal responsibility in Alberta. Review the elements of an effective presentation to your new municipal council. The session will focus on demonstrating why your library matters to your community.

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

View the recording from this event: https://vimeo.com/80643804

Talking to your New Council - Making the Case for the Library

Submitted by Kerby on Fri, 2013/08/30 - 1:47pm
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Public libraries are primarily a municipal responsibility in Alberta. Review the elements of an effective presentation to your new municipal council. The session will focus on demonstrating why your library matters to your community.

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

View the recording from this event: https://vimeo.com/80643804