Our new Desktop & Network Administrator

13 November 2019

We are please to annouce that Ryan Goff has started his new position as Desktop & Network Administrator effective November 13, 2019. 

Ryan has several years of IT experience (a few of which were here at Peace Library System) and looks forward to getting back into the swing of working with libraries. 

Please contact Ryan with any technical questions or problems. 

New eResource: AtoZ World Food

27 May 2019

We are happy to now offer AtoZ World Food to Peace Library System libraries! The resource is available inside and outside of the library with a library barcode and pin.

The database is a mixture of a guidebook and a cookbook where patrons can browse ideas by ingredients, country and recipes.

It can be accessed through the eResource page.

Welcome to our new Member Services Assistant, Barbara Johnson!

03 July 2019

Peace Library System is very pleased to announce that Barbara Johnson accepted the position of Member Services Assistant effective June 26, 2019. Barbara assists the consultants with programs and projects, assists IT staff with basic Polaris and software troubleshooting, circulates and maintains the in-house rotating collections, and provides administrative support in other areas.
Barbara was the library manager at Elmworth Community Library for six years and brings a wealth of library and programming experience to her new position. She is very familiar with the circulation and reporting aspects of Polaris and has a great deal of experience with Excel and other software programs. She is very customer-focussed and is looking forward to assisting PLS staff and member library staff.
Barbara completed three days of training with Rae Weniger at the end of June, prior to Rae’s retirement.  Staff held a retirement BBQ for Rae on June 28 with speeches and gifts (Rae did the BBQ-ing! Her final gift to us!). We thank Rae for her 10 years of dedicated service to Peace Library System libraries and wish her all the best in her retirement.

One eRead Canada

04 June 2019

From June 3-30, PLS patrons can discuss our One eRead Canada book, Glass Beads by Dawn Dumont, with readers across Canada.

Glass Beads is an interconnected collection of stories focused on the friendships of four First Nations people over two decades, and for the month of June, libraries across Canada are offering unlimited access to ebook and audiobook copies. No holds. No waitlists. All you need is your library card. 

You can join the conversation online on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/587015915117183/, or on Twitter by posting with the hashtag #1eReadLivrelCanada.

For a Reading Guide compiled by Mississauga Public Library, click here.

For more on the One eRead Canada campaign, visit CULC/CUBC.

Board Basics Workshop Cancellation

31 May 2019

Due to the ongoing wildfire situation in Northern Alberta, the Board Basics workshop scheduled for June 1 2019 in Grimshaw has been cancelled.  We want to ensure that librarians and trustees are able to focus on the emergency needs of their surrounding communities at this time.  We also want to free up hotel rooms for those who may need them.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.
As an alternative, please consider attending our Board Basics workshop in Fairview on Saturday October 26 or scheduling a Board Orientation for your board.  During a Board Orientation, a library consultant will present the most important information from our full-day Board Basics workshop as a two and a half hour meeting.
Please contact Ken Allan at 780-641-9363 or by email at ken.allan@gov.ab.ca if you have any questions about this cancellation.  Have a good day.
Ken Allan
Library Consultant
Public Library Services Branch