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

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

Coffee Break: Marketing

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2013/04/29 - 2:03pm
Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 2:30pm - 3:00pm

To create a successful videoconference service, you need to serve expressed community needs and get the right patrons into the library. How do you accomplish this? Promote the service! Learn how to market your videoconference service in your community.

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

Coffee Break: Marketing

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2013/04/29 - 2:01pm
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 2:30pm - 3:00pm

To create a successful videoconference service, you need to serve expressed community needs and get the right patrons into the library. How do you accomplish this? Promote the service! Learn how to market your videoconference service in your community.

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

Coffee Break: Marketing

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2013/04/29 - 1:50pm
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 2:30pm - 3:00pm

To create a successful videoconference service, you need to serve expressed community needs and get the right patrons into the library. How do you accomplish this? Promote the service!  Learn how to market your videoconference service in your community.

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

 

Coffee Break: Building Community Partnerships

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2013/04/29 - 12:20pm
Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Discover ways to build partnerships to deliver relevant programming, training sessions, and connect with your community and beyond. This session will include ideas on how to connect with and identify local experts and businesses that would benefit from videoconferencing. Get excited about promoting and marketing the various uses of videoconferencing to patrons, community members and organizations!

Host: Marigold Library System HQ
Presenter: Denise Fung, Library Services Consultant

Coffee Break: Building Community Partnerships

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2013/04/29 - 12:19pm
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 2:30pm - 3:00pm

Discover ways to build partnerships to deliver relevant programming, training sessions, and connect with your community and beyond. This session will include ideas on how to connect with and identify local experts and businesses that would benefit from videoconferencing. Get excited about promoting and marketing the various uses of videoconferencing to patrons, community members and organizations!

Host: Marigold Library System HQ
Presenter: Denise Fung, Library Services Consultant

Coffee Break: Building Community Partnerships

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2013/04/29 - 12:16pm
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 2:30pm - 3:00pm

Discover ways to build partnerships to deliver relevant programming, training sessions, and connect with your community and beyond.  This session will include ideas on how to connect with and identify local experts and businesses that would benefit from videoconferencing. Get excited about promoting and marketing the various uses of videoconferencing to patrons, community members and organizations!

Host: Marigold Library System HQ
Presenter: Denise Fung, Library Services Consultant
 

Coffee Break Session: Hosting Video Conference Programs

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2013/04/17 - 10:36am
Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 2:30pm - 3:00pm

Do you want to share your programming with other RISE libraries?  Learn the ins and outs of preparing for and hosting a video conference-based program in your library.  Find out who to talk to for help, when to start preparing your program and more. 

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