Connecting Libraries, Connecting People

The RISE Network works with public libraries to provide Albertans with opportunities to communicate with health care professionals, participate in distance education, attend meetings, learn new skills and more – all by videoconference from their local library. 

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 ...the potential for transforming public libraries, especially in rural areas, is enormous. This is a [network] that brings people together, strengthens our communities and creates another service niche for public libraries in Alberta.

— Michelle Toombs, Director Marigold Library System

Content Providers

Many content providing organizations deliver excellent programming that can be adapted for a public library audience. Some providers charge fees.

Ask a member of the RISE team if you need help scheduling a video conference with a content provider.

Find a Content Provider:

Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration 


Center for Puppetry Arts 

Royal Botanical Gardens

Royal Tyrell Museum

Indianapolis Zoo

Family and Community Resource Centre (Alberta Health Services)

Canada Business Network