ABQLA is pleased to invite members of the library and information professional community to submit conference proposals for its 84th annual conference to be held in Montreal on Wednesday, May 4th, 2016. The theme for this year’s conference is Libraries Moving Forward: Innovations that Work.
Join us for a practical session on how to become more cyber-savvy! Learn tips and tricks about how to create more secure passwords, keep your financial details safe, avoid scams and phishing, how to dispose of your old computers and get an answer to all your questions. Presentation by Charles Phelan, ICS network at McGill University.
Professional Development Awards:Win one of two awards of up to $1000 and complimentary registration for the ABQLA Annual Conference. Formerly known as Travel Bursaries, the Professional Development Awards have now been expanded to include attendance or presentations at conferences, workshops or seminars and participation in courses. Application deadline: February 11, 2016.
On November 12th, 2015, the College & Research Libraries section hosted “An Evening with the Experts: Universal Design & Libraries” at Concordia University’s Webster Library, featuring Andrea Miller-Nesbitt, a Life Sciences Librarian at McGill University and a liaison with McGill’s Office for Students with Disabilities, and Roberta Thomson, the Project Coordinator on Collaborative Higher Education UDL Faculty/Toolkit project, and a cours
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The ABQLA School Section will be hosting our fall event, School Library Advocacy with Deb Kachel. Deb Kachel is a former District Library Supervisor for the Ephrata Area School District in Pennsylvania and worked as a school librarian for 34 years. She has authored many articles on school library advocacy in addition to writing and facilitating an online school library advocacy program for school administrators. Ms.
InfoNexus is a yearly conference organized by SIS students. We aim to bring students and information professionals together to hear engaging talks, exchange ideas, and make connections. InfoNexus embraces the multidisciplinary nature of information studies - topics from previous years have ranged from search engine optimization and online reputation, learning to code, creating digital spaces, bibliometrics and film theory, to information access in environmental law.
This year’s event is coming up, so we encourage you to mark your calendar! Speakers confirmed so far include:
A TURN-KEY INITIATIVE CREATED SPECIFICALLY FOR PUBLIC LIBRARIES, THE NFB FILM CLUB GRANTS FREE, PRIVILEGED ACCESS TO NEW, RELEVANT, AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING DOCUMENTARIES AS WELL AS AWARD-WINNING AND ENTERTAINING ANIMATION FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY.