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May 31, 2011 - 3:00pm — lauralee
Celebrate Freedom to Read February 22-28
Freedom to Read Week is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed them under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Get involved by holding your own event(s) or by promoting and attending events in nearby communities. Download promotional images and information about censorship from the national website.
Young Canada Works summer student and graduate internship programs for 2015-2016
Applications for both YCW in Heritage Organizations (summer jobs) and YCW Building Careers in Heritage (internships) will be accepted until February 2nd, 2015. All applications (both libraries and students) MUST be completed online at youngcanadaworks.gc.ca.
New plastic library cards - Pick yours up today from your local library!
Parkland has released new plastic library cards for patrons. Choose from four special designs! Once you have your new card, check out our informational brochure to help you update your eLibrary accounts.
52 new magazine titles on Zinio
Zinio now has 104 eMagazines for you to explore and 52 new titles to discover since its launch in 2013. Talk about an early Christmas surprise! We also have YouTube tutorials to help you set up Zinio on your tablet or smartphone.
Parkland Regional Library launches new eBook service
3M Cloud Library is the newest digital eBook service available to libraries and has been the subject of rave reviews. Its easy interface makes searching and downloading eBooks fun and simple. Parkland has purchased an initial collection of 1,500 eBook titles valued at $40,000 and it continues to grow. Stocked with bestsellers and frequently requested titles, the collection also includes excellent Canadian content. The 3M Cloud library is compatible with most mobile devices: eReaders, tablets, and smartphones running iOS and Android.
Feb 2 - Library Advocacy Unshushed, free online course begins
Feb 2 - Deadline to apply for Young Canada Works funding
Feb 3 - CELA & NNELS: Digital Services to Print Disabled - meetings at Camrose (9-10), Rimbey (1-2), PRL (3-4)
Feb 6 - Spring Quatrefoil submission deadline
Feb 15 - Deadline to apply for LAA Continuing Education Grants
Feb 22-28 - Freedom to Read Week
Feb 26 - PRL Board meeting, 1-3
Feb 28 - Annual Report and Survey due to Municipal Affairs
Mar 16-19 - Canada Reads debates on CBC