May 16, 2011:
RISE Network Awarded Honours in Alberta and Internationally
As partners in the RISE videoconference Network, the Chinook Arch, Marigold, and Shortgrass Library Systems have been honoured as a Computerworld Honors Laureate, as winner of the Alberta Municipal Affairs Minister's Award for Innovation in Public Library Service and as recipients of the American Library Association's Presidential Citation for Innovative Library Projects. For more information, view the full press release.
May 10, 2011
Mango Language Learning Software a Valuable Library Service for the Marigold Community
Michelle Toombs, Marigold Director, notes that this new resource fits nicely with Marigold's Public Services focus for 2011-2015.
Press from The Alberta Library: The Alberta government’s recent investment in language learning software for libraries across the province translates into a valuable service for a broad range of people, says Clive Maishment, CEO of The Alberta Library. “The library community identified language learning software as a need,” says Maishment. “Libraries are often an early point of contact with newcomers who want to improve their English skills, so it’s an important service.”
Alberta Municipal Affairs Minister Hector Goudreau announced the government’s $790,000 investment in language learning software and other electronic resources at the Alberta Library Conference in Jasper. The new digital resource will be available through all members of The Alberta Library consortium, which includes public libraries, regional library systems, university, college and technical institute libraries and special libraries. For more information, view TAL's full press release