Rural Libraries Conference Survey

02 October 2013

Thank you so much to everyone who took the time out of their busy days to attend the 2013 Rural Libraries Conference, and to all our speakers and exhibitors. We hope you had a fantastic time! Please take a few moments to complete our online conference survey - your feedback is extremely important in helping us to plan future conferences. Session documents and slides will be available on the conference website - www.ruralibrariesconference.com - at the end of October.

The 2nd Big Library Read starts this week!

16 September 2013

OverDrive is hosting its second Big Library Read event from September 16-30, 2013.The title chosen is generously donated by the author, Jane O’Connor, and is the first in her Fancy Nancy series -- Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth.  The title is middle-grade Juvenile fiction and will be available in both eBook and audiobook formats for the event.  The title will be prominently displayed on our TRAC OverDrive, and will also be discoverable when patrons search TRACpac.  The title will be simultaneously available for any and all readers with a library card to browse, sample, and borrow, from September 16 to 30, 2013.

Promotional materials were sent to libraries via email, and included handouts, bookmarks and a poster.

Big Library Read is an international program that gives libraries and library patrons unlimited simultaneous access to a popular title for a two-week period, creating a virtual, global book club. Interested patrons will be able to borrow Book 1 in the Nancy Clancy series using a valid library card, and enjoy on all major computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Nook®, Android™ phones and tablets without worrying about wait lists or holds. Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees!
 
The Big Library Read event is made possible through a partnership between OverDrive and HarperCollins, publisher of the best-selling Fancy Nancy series of children's titles. To borrow the eBook and audiobook versions of Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth as part of Big Library Read, patrons can visit http://trac.lib.overdrive.com starting September 16.
 

 
 

Apply now for the 2014 Minister's Awards!

12 September 2013

Has your library developed an innovative program or service? Does your library strive for and represent excellence in public library service? If so, take a few moments to promote your library and be recognized for it! The application form for the 2014 Minister's Award for Excellence and Innovation in Public Library Service is now available. Visit www.albertalibraries.ca/ministers-awards for more information.

Alberta Culture Days: September 27 - 29

10 September 2013

Celebrate Alberta's artistic and cultural talent by participating in the 2013 Alberta Culture Days, from September 27 to 29. If you want to plan something, but aren't sure where to start, browse the Idea File and take advantage of the event planning guide. If you already have an event planned, be sure to submit it to the Culture Calendar!

Library Board Basics Workshop

03 September 2013

The Public Library Services Branch will be holding a Library Board Basics Workshop in Grimshaw on November 2, 2013. The deadline to register is October 25. Follow the link for more details, including how to reserve your spot... http://www.albertalibraries.ca/news/category/12-workshops.