Polaris Upgrade

A Polaris Upgrade is scheduled for April 19th and will impact the availability of TRAcpac and a selection of eResources.

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IT Blurb #13 - Battery Backups & Surge Protectors

April 2 2021

Good morning everyone! With all of the various power outages that have occurred in the last few days, I wanted to write something as a reminder to please use some form of battery backup or surge protector for your equipment, whether it's personal or work related. Battery…

Power Outage at HQ

March 29 2021

UPDATE 3:00 pm -  NLLS HQ has power restored. Please check with your library for more local details.     8:30 am: Please be advised the HQ is currently experiencing a power outage due to high winds and storm conditions.   What does a power outage mean for the NLLS…

IT Blurb #12 - Saving Information to Your Browser

March 19 2021

Happy Friday, everyone! I hope that you're all doing well this week. In an age where our information is as important as ever, and likewise as desirable as ever, we need to do all we can to protect it. In previous blurbs we have talked about different ways to keep your…

IT Blurb #11 - Adding & Removing Bookmarks

March 5 2021

Happy Friday everyone! We hope that you are staying safe and healthy. Bookmarks. Favourites. What are they, and how do you create them? These simple tools are incredibly useful for keeping track of and categorizing websites that are important to you or your work. The…

IT Blurb #10 - Clearing Your Cache

February 19 2021

Good morning everyone! This will be the first of a few blurbs that will be geared towards improving user experience in the Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge browsers (the browsers supported by NLLS). Clearing your browser's cache can provide the following benefits:…

New Webinar Offerings for Winter 2021!

February 17 2021

Community Development Unit is thrilled to announce a webinar series. In addition to the Board Development Webinar Series and Grant Writing 101, they now have two new webinar offerings for Winter 2021: The Role of the Board’s Chair and Cybersecurity: What’s the…

2016 Dodge Journey R/T AWD

February 9 2021

Exterior – White Interior – Black Leather-faced bucket seats 3.6L Pentastar VVT V6 engine 6 Speed Automatic Transmission   101,858 klms Regularly maintained. $16,900 1 Owner, no warranty, no guarantees, as is. Contact Terri Hampson at 780-724-2596 ext. 2110 or…

IT Blurb #9 - Backing Up Your Information

February 5 2021

Good morning, everyone! Like we mentioned in the last blurb, this one will be dedicated to tips and tricks related to backing up your information. First, some good reasons to back up your data: Storing your data somewhere that's disconnected from your computer greatly…

Skip the Wait!

January 28 2021

Hold lines for eBooks can get very long for new and popular titles, but here are a few tips to find materials with no hold line. Your library card gives you access to a vast world of entertainment and learning via eResources. Still, we understand that keeping up with…

One eRead Canada

January 27 2021

Join One eRead Canada, the first national, bilingual (English and French) digital eBook club featuring the exquisite and celebrated novel Vi by Kim Thúy. From January 1 through January 31, 2021, library cardholders can download a copy of Vi, in eBook or eAudio format…

IT Blurb #8 - Types of Storage Devices

January 22 2021

Happy Friday, everyone! In advance of our next blurb that will focus on how to backup your important data, this edition will talk about two of the most common types of storage devices, price and capacity ranges, and some pros and cons of each. USB sticks / Jump-drives:…

IT Blurb #7 - When to do Updates and Why?

January 8 2021

Happy New Year, everyone! We hope that your holidays were merry and welcome you to 2021. Most of us have had at least some time off for the holidays, and with the new year and return to work also comes new Windows updates. This edition of the blurb is going to focus…

IT Blurb #6 - Streaming vs. Downloading

December 11 2020

Good morning, everyone! This will be our last blurb for 2020, so we have decided to go with somewhat of a different topic than we have been the last couple of months. Many of us will be spending lots of time online this holiday season, so this blurb will cover some…

IT Blurb #5 - Phishing Pt. 2

November 27 2020

Good morning, everyone! I hope that you've all had a safe and happy week. Our last blurb introduced the concept of phishing. This week's will continue the theme with how to protect yourself from phishing emails and identity theft. Many of us are busy and receive great…

Available Anytime | Anywhere with a smartphone or tablet.

November 19 2020

Doing library things just got easier. TRACpac is now available as an app for both Android and iOS. What are its best features that will save you time? Browsing the carousels of books (carousels available are fiction and non-fiction bestsellers and one for children's…

IT Blurb #4 - Phishing

November 13 2020

Good morning, everyone! I hope this finds you all well. While quite similar in concept to fishing, phishing is a much more nefarious practice that attempts to use fake e-mails as the bait in order to acquire your private information or hard earned money. What is a…

IT Blurb #3 - Physical Security

October 30 2020

Happy (early) Halloween! This edition of the blurb is quite timely as it covers quite a scary topic for us IT folks: unsecured physical information! In addition to utilizing security software on your computer, it is similarly necessary to deploy physical security techniques…

IT Blurb #2 - Anti-virus & Anti-malware

October 16 2020

Good afternoon, everyone! I hope that you've all had a great week. This week's blurb focuses on some of the benefits of using anti-virus/malware software on your computer or other device(s). Anti-virus/malware software is instrumental in protecting your information…

Canadian Library Month

October 2 2020

October is Canadian Library Month! For the entire month of October, libraries and their partners across Canada raise awareness of the valuable role libraries' are in Canadians lives and how essential they are to our communities.  Libraries are amazing and are so much…

IT Blurb #1 - Creating a Strong Password

October 2 2020

Hello everyone, and welcome to IT's new blurb series in which we will offer tips, tricks, and general advice on a multitude of topics. These will be posted bi-weekly initially, with the plan to move to a weekly format at some point in the future. If there are any topics…