Congratulations to the 2015 Excellence Award Winners!

30 September 2015

Peace Library System would like to congratulate the winners of the 2015 Excellence in Library Service Awards, Charlene McCoy and Colleen Rook. The award winners were announced on September 24 at the Rural Libraries Conference.

Charlene McCoy of the Hythe Municipal Library was the recipient of the Excellence in Library Service award for public libraries. Charlene was nominated by the Hythe Library Board Chairperson, Marcy Mack, and was recognized for her boundless enthusiasm and her transformative efforts to improve her community library in all areas, from the physical space to the programming to the inviting, welcoming atmosphere she has helped foster.

Colleen Rook of Worsley Central School & Public Library was the recipient of the Excellence in Library Service award for school libraries. Colleen was nominated by Sharon Darrah, IMC Supervisor with Peace River School Division #10, and was recognized for her positivity, her professionalism, her hard work, and above all her dedication to her school and her students.

Excellence in Library Service Awards

20 March 2015

Each year, Peace Library System recognizes an employee/volunteer of a school and public library within the System for excellence in library service. The call for nominations for the 2015 Excellence in Library Service Awards is now open, with a submission deadline of June 30. We encourage you to nominate an employee or volunteer of a school or public library in Peace Library System for outstanding achievement and innovation. Details and the nomination packages can be found on the Excellence Awards page. The winners will be announced at the 2015 Rural Libraries Conference, during lunch on September 24.

Ancestry Library Edition is now available!

12 February 2015

Peace Library System is pleased to announce that Ancestry Library Edition is now available for PLS member libraries! Ancestry contains over 60 million Canadian records, including census records, military records, birth, marriage, and death records and much more. It is a great genealogical resource you can promote to your patrons! 

Libraries have a new banner on their websites promting the resource, which can be accessed by clicking directly on that banner, or clicking the link under the list of eResources. Ancestry Library Eidtion is only for in-library use (patrons will have to be on a library computer or connected via library wi-fi). 

Please contact Peace Library System if you have any questions about using or promoting this new resource.

Read Alberta Books

09 January 2015

Peace Library System is excited to announce a new display available for member libraries! The Read Alberta Books Travelling Display showcases books from Alberta authors, featuring 2014 nominees and winners from the Writers' Guild of Alberta Literary Awards and the Book Publishers Association of Alberta Book Publishing Awards.

Libraries can borrow the display for up to three weeks. It comes with a selecton of 20 titles and promotional posters and materials. Please visit this link for more information and to book your three-week block for the display!

The display is made possible thanks to the support of the Writers' Guild of Alberta and the Book Publishers Association of Alberta, with promotional materials adapted from Parkland Regional Library.

Financial Training Webinars

22 October 2014

PLS has partnered with Northern Lakes College to bring you free financial training webinars! To register, click here.

  • Reading & Understanding Financial Statements Part I & II 
    (deadline to register: November 7)
    • Part I: November 24, 10 am - noon
    • Part II: December 1, 10 am - noon
  • Budgeting Basics for Non-Profit Organizations Part I & II 
    (deadline to register: November 14)
    • Part I: December 3, 10 am - noon
    • Part II: December 10, 10 am - noon

Certified Professional Bookkeeper – and Northern Lakes College instructor – Heather Lyon will present these webinars. We will be sending a poster out to each library to highlight the courses. Due to enhanced budgeting for training in 2014, PLS is able to offer the Northern Lakes College courses to you free of charge. We are treating this as a pilot run, and if it is successful, we will consider budgeting to extend the Northern Lakes College partnership into the future. 
 

  • There is a maximum of 20 participants per course. Due to the cap, we may have to limit registration to two participants from each library (whether board or staff).
  • Board members and library staff are invited to take the courses.
  • Please register on our website and PLS will then forward your name and email to Northern Lakes College. They will then email you their link to finalize the registration.
  • Both parts (each part is two hours) are necessary to complete a course. Once you have registered, if you discover you cannot attend one of the parts of the course, you will have access through a personalized link to the recording of that part.
  • A certificate will be issued by Northern Lakes College upon completion.
  • Each person, whether staff or board, must register in order to have access to the recordings and to get the certificate.

For further information, please contact Katherine Wiebe at kwiebe@peacelibrarysystem.ab.ca.