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

Introduction to Book Repair - Part 2

Submitted by jbach.marigold 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 jbach.marigold 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

The New Face of Libraries

Submitted by Kerby on Fri, 2013/08/30 - 1:39pm
Monday, November 4, 2013 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Libraries are changing fast! No longer content with the role of simple book purveyor, libraries big and small are embracing the new opportunities offered by evolving technology and changing community expectations. This session will include an overview of some of these exciting new trends, and some examples of libraries that are making it happen! You’ll leave with a fresh perspective on libraries and maybe some ideas for your own library!

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

Having fun at story time

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2013/05/29 - 6:22pm
Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

“Having fun at Story Time.   Does the thought of dozens of the smallest library patrons waiting for you to entertain them fill you with dread? Rose Reid from Bighorn Library will share some tips and tricks to make story time fun for kids and librarians.

To view this videoconference copy and past this link into your URL: https://vimeo.com/68540545.

Hosted by: Bighorn Library
Presented by: Rose Reid