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

Business & Finance

Fighting Investment Fraud (Better Business Bureau)

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2015/02/26 - 12:50pm
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Types of scams in this session include Pyramid and Ponzi Schemes, Pump-and-Dump, Advance Fee Fraud and Affinity Fraud.

Hosted by the Lethbridge Public Library.

Slamming the Door on House & Home Scams (Better Business Bureau)

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2015/02/26 - 12:46pm
Monday, March 30, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The BBB will talk about types of scams including Reverse Mortgages, Door-to-Door/Telemarketing, Fly-by-Night Contractors to name just a few.

Hosted by the Lethbridge Public Library.

Getting to the Heart of Heartstring Scams (Better Business Bureau)

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2015/02/26 - 12:44pm
Monday, March 23, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

This session will include types of scams include Grandparent, Bereavement, Funeral and Sweetheart Scams.

Hosted by the Lethbridge Public Library.

Before you Hire a Contractor (Better Business Bureau)

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2015/02/25 - 4:36pm
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

This informative session will help consumers hire a contractor by several factors, including estimates, licensing and how much money to lay down for a deposit.

Hosted by the Lethbridge Public Library.

Common Grantwriting Mistakes

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2014/07/09 - 1:07pm
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Join Margot Porter of Imagine Canada to learn the common mistakes made when writing grant applications. This presentation is ideal if you have little-to-no experience with grantseeking or want to improve your expertise in this area. 

You will learn about best practices in grant solicitation.

Presented by Margot Porter of Imagine Canada

McBride Career Group - Cover Letter Workshop

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2013/10/01 - 1:49pm
Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Join McBride Career Group in learning how to craft an effective cover letter.

McBride Career Group - Resume Workshop

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2013/10/01 - 1:46pm
Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Join McBride Career Group and discuss building an effective resume. 

Resume Workshop

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2013/04/23 - 2:54pm
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Make a great first impression to potential employers with your resume! McBride Career Group will help you create and develop your resume by providing tips and tricks on proper format, resume styles, defined objectives, list of qualifications, employment history, and education and training to help you land that dream job.

Cover Letter Workshop

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2013/04/22 - 2:26pm
Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Join McBride Career Group Inc. as they discuss proper cover letter format and styles, why cover letters support your resume and how to effectively promote your skills and experience.

Host: Strathmore Public Library
Presenter: McBride Career Group

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Grant Writing Tips

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2013/04/10 - 8:00am
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