Area 3, Parkland Update May 26, 2020


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Parkland Update May 26, 2020

This update includes information on:

  1. Parkland Updates
  2. Provincial Updates
  3. Resources for Relaunching/Re-opening

1. Parkland Updates:

Parkland Coffee Break

This week’s Coffee Break will take place on Microsoft Teams and is for PRL staff and library staff.

If you have topics you’d like discussed please let me know. Additionally, if you need help accessing Microsoft Team please reach out. You will need to use your PRL email and password to access the meeting. When you are ready to join the meeting, click the link below:

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

Learn more about Teams | Meeting options

2. Provincial Updates

ALTA Virtual AGM: Saturday, June 13

Find out the details and download the meeting documents from the ALTA website.

Call for Covid-19 resources for The Library Toolshed

The Library Toolshed ( seeks library developed resources for training and programming related to the Covid-19 Pandemic; specifically, resources that relate to library shutdowns and reopening related to the pandemic.

If you have resources you can share on the Library Toolshed, contact Brian at or sign up for a toolshed account here.

The Toolshed is a collaborative initiative supported by The Alberta Library, The Association of BC Public Library Directors, Saskatchewan’s Multitype Library Board and the Manitoba Public Library Services Branch. It is a place of community knowledge and experience. It is where library staff share, access, and comment on training, instructional and programming resources created by library staff.

CIP grant update

The Government of Alberta announced major changes to the CIP Project-Based grant, which has been put on hold while funds are reallocated to support non-profit operational needs in the province.  

3. Resources for Relaunching/Re-opening:

Government of Alberta COVID-19 Information

Government of Alberta’s COVID-19 Response website is regularly updated with information for Alberta’s business community, non-profit and service agencies, and citizens. The site includes Alberta BizConnect, Alberta’s relaunch strategy, COVID-19 info for Albertans, education and child-care, economic supports, and more.

How to manage anxiety during COVID-19 – A guide for frontline workers

This Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute blog post has five anxiety-reducing tips for frontline workers.

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health webinar

Tuesday, June 2, 8:45 a.m.: Managing the transition back: Organizational readiness and employee anxiety.

As a business leader, you may be thinking about managing the transition back to the office and what the new normal will look like. This one-hour webinar will discuss managing the transition back to the office, organizational readiness and employee anxiety during COVID-19. Register

Ask the experts: What a “relaunch” means to municipal & community services

AUMA posted last week’s 90-minute Ask the experts webinar on YouTube.  If you were unable to join or wanted to view the video again, it is now available on their YouTube channel here.  A copy of the slide deck, with the links and contact information, is attached to this email.

Both the AUMA and RMA add new and important content to their websites as it is developed.

Excellence Canada webinars

Thursday, May 28, 11:00 a.m.: Workplace Wellness, It’s Not Just Checking a Box

If you are going to do wellness, why not do it well? In this session we will explore the science of wellness and key elements required to drive sustainable health behaviour change, the power of measuring wellness, and a glimpse into the future using data to drive tailored interventions. Register

Thursday, June 11, 12:00 p.m.: How to Enable Your Workforce to Thrive as You Transition Out of the Pandemic

Anyone in a management position can benefit from these insights about designing a healthy change process, cultivating team resilience, and fostering the mutual trust that will be essential for future success. Register

Take care, and stay well.

Colleen Schalm
Manager of Library Services
Parkland Regional Library | 5404-56 Ave Lacombe AB T4L 1G1
403.782.3850 ext 266 | 1.800.567.9024 ext 266 |

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