Collections & Facilities
Every library, whether it serves a school or a municipality, is responsible for developing local collections which meet the needs of that community. On the Build your Collection page we've gathered some great tools that will help you build better collections using best practices in material selection, acquisition, and weeding.
Visit the Manage your Space page to find guidelines and worksheets that will help you plan or improve your library space. If your community is planning to renovate or build a new library, the Library Funding page lists government grants you may be able to access.
And don't forget to take advantage of the expertise available from Parkland's library consultants. These professional librarians can help you plan and reorganize library spaces. They can also assist with collection development by providing an assessment of your library collections, advice on selecting and purchasing new material, and assistance with weeding existing collections.
Jun 17-20 - Library Effect workshops in Provost and Olds
Jun 14 - Grant application and financial info due to Public Library Services Branch
Jun 27-Jul 2 - ALA annual conference in Chicago
Jul 2 - Summer Reading Program begins
Aug 14-16 - Pacific Northwest Library Association conference in Boise
Aug 31-Sep 2 - TALES Fort Edmonton Storytelling Festival