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

Coffee Break Session: Finding Video Conference Content

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2013/04/17 - 9:26am
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 2:30pm - 3:00pm

Library programs can be made easy using third-party video conference content providers.  Find out how to access existing programs delivered by museums, zoos, botanical gardens and more!

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

Coffee Break Session: Finding Video Conference Content

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2013/04/17 - 9:24am
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 2:30pm - 3:00pm

Library programs can be made easy using third-party video conference content providers.  Find out how to access existing programs delivered by museums, zoos, botanical gardens and more!

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

Grant Writing Tips

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2013/04/10 - 7:00am
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Writing grants can seem like a convoluted, time consuming process, but with a few tips and a bit of determination, you can turn your time into money that will support and enrich the services your library can offer to the community. Which grants are libraries eligible for? What can you do with the money? What makes for a successful application? We’ll cover these topics and more.

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

Intermediate Microsoft Word

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2013/04/10 - 6:54am
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

In this intermediate look at Microsoft Word you will learn how to add additional fonts, define headings and styles, format tables, insert graphics and word art and create templates.

Host: Chinook Arch Regional  Library System HQ
Presenter: John Buckmaster, Information Technology Assistant

Health & Safety in your Library

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2013/04/10 - 6:51am
Monday, April 22, 2013 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Library work has a number of health and safety hazards.  This session will outline how to provide a safe workplace and how to work safely in your library.  Information about bed bugs will be included!

Host: Chinook Arch Regional Library System HQ
Presenter:  Barbara Ramp, Health & Safety Rep, Lethbridge Public Library

Computer Security

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2013/04/09 - 2:29pm
Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Do you worry about your home/work computer’s security against threats?  Learn computer security basics (password safety, scams and phishing, etc.) to keep yourself and your patrons safe. 

Host: Chinook Arch Regional Library System HQ
Presenter: John Buckmaster, Information Technology Assistant

Project Management for Libraries

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2013/04/09 - 2:27pm
Monday, April 15, 2013 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Project management is the practice of planning, organizing, leading and controlling resources in order to complete a goal or 'project'.  A project is a temporary endeavor that has a definite beginning and end, goals and objectives as well as specific constraints (time, budget, and scope). Examples in the library world could include a renovation, building a local history archive, creating a new website, or developing a new program.

Coffee Break Session - Building Community Partnerships

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2013/01/08 - 12:53pm
Thursday, February 7, 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.

Coffee Break Session - Building Community Partnerships

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2013/01/08 - 12:51pm
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

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.

Coffee Break Session - Building Community Partnerships

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2013/01/08 - 12:50pm
Tuesday, February 5, 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 outside organizations!