Regional Library Systems Updates April 29, 2021

Parkland Update – April 29, 2021

This update includes information on:

  1. PRLS Updates
  2. PLSB Updates
  3. Library News
  4. Resources

1. PRLS Updates:

Upcoming Events

Polaris for Beginners Training – Tuesday, May 4 at 1:30 pm

Assertive Communication Training – Monday, May 10 at 9:00 am

Summer Reading Club: Sharing is Caring – Tuesday, May 18 at 1:30 pm

eContent Overview – Tuesday, June 1 at 1:30pm

Contact your library consultant to register or for more information.

Cypress Resume Video Available for Social Media

Parkland has created a short Cypress Resume How To Video available in the Q: drive. We encourage you to share this on your social media and help your communities discover this valuable resource.

2. PLSB Updates:

Additional Public Library Operating Grant Webinars – May 5, 6, 11, 26

To help municipal and intermunicipal library boards understand the Public Library Operating Grant and the application process, PLSB is offering more webinars in May. They are scheduled for 90 minutes to ensure there is plenty of time for questions:

Pre-registration is not required, just click the link at the appropriate time. Webinars will not be recorded.

3. Library News:

Spark Ideas, Ignite Passion Conference – May 27-28

Northern Lights Library System is hosting a free virtual conference May 27 to 28 with plenty of sessions to ignite library staff and trustees. Topics include promoting collections, online presenting, good governance, advocacy for managers, and more. Use this link to register.

4. Resources:

Training New Supervisors for Success Webinar – May 4

New supervisors need timely training as they step into their new role. Not only do they need to learn how to manage people effectively, they need to learn procedures particular to their library. The ALA’s Learning Round Table Supervisor Success Committee developed three self-guided Training for Library Supervisors modules. Join this webinar on Tuesday, May 4 at 1 pm to explore these ready-made, self-paced learning modules with added library-specific context and group discussions. Use this link to register.

Background Checking 101 Webinar – May 6
Charity Village outlines the difference between different screening tools such as reference checks, criminal record checks, and vulnerable sector checks in this webinar on Thursday, May 6 at 11 am. Use this link to register.

Passive Programming that Pulls Them in Webinar – May 12

Passive programming is so much more dynamic than the name might lead you to believe! It is a budget-friendly way to make every library user feel seen, welcomed and important—without putting pressure on their stretched schedules or overloaded attention spans. Paula Willey and Andria Amaral show how to turn your high concept goals into inclusive reality in this webinar on Wednesday, May 12 at 12 pm. Use this link to register.

Prioritizing and Promoting Self-Care to Avoid Burnout Webinar – May 18

Are you prioritizing your own needs in your workday? Ever-increasing and evolving demands for library services, heavy workloads, and multiple requests from the public can create an environment for staff burnout. Join Nicole T. Bryan on Tuesday, May 18 at 1 pm to explore the physical, behavioral and emotional barriers that lead to burnout, as well as methods to mitigate workplace stressors. Use this link to register.

Settler Histories: Perspectives from Canada Webinar – May 19

Organized by the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education & Jackman Humanities Institute, this webinar on Wednesday, May 19 at 11 am will present a range of historical perspectives on settler colonialism in Canada. Focusing primarily on the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, it features presentations by leading historians in the field. Use this link to register.

Workplace Communications Webinar – May 20

Learn about the four different communication styles to unlock the door for better, more effective relationships with your colleagues, your board of directors, and even your family and friends in this webinar on Thursday, May 20 at 11 am. Use this link to register.

May 3-9 is Mental Health Week. Let’s all be mindful of caring for our own and others’ mental health at this challenging time. And you can check out the Canadian Mental Health Association toolkits for resources.

Keep well and be kind,

Colleen Schalm

Manager of Library Services

Parkland Regional Library System | 4565 46 Street Lacombe AB T4L 1G1

403.782.3850 ext 221| 1.800.567.9024 ext 221 | prl.ab.ca

Strong Libraries, Strong Communities

Colleen Schalm

Manager of Library Services

Parkland Regional Library System | 4565 46 Street Lacombe AB T4L 1G1

403.782.3850 ext 221| 1.800.567.9024 ext 221 | prl.ab.ca

Strong Libraries, Strong Communities