ABQLA Bulletin Volume 55.1 January-April 2014

President's Message

A message from ABQLA President Robin Canuel

Message du président

Un message du Président Robin Canuel 

Code Fundraiser Event 2013

The annual CODE Fundraiser event for 2013 took place at Thomson House, McGill University. The event, a social affair of philanthropy for the very worthy cause of Third World literacy, had close 
to 40 guests in attendance.

ABQLA Student Scholarship and Travel Bursaries awarded

Student scholarship recipient: Allison Smith; Travel bursary recipients: Jennifer Zhao and Alisa Soukhodolskaia

Another Reason to Visit NYC!

If you are thinking about heading down the I87 to New York City, make sure you take some time to visit the NYC Public Library at 42nd and 5th, where you can take in the marvelous exhibit, The ABC of it: Why Children’s Books Matter.

A Quebec version of Brian Deer

The Cree nation of Eeyou Istchee is a collection of 9 communities on the eastern side of the James Bay.  With a population of over 18 000 and a territory of over 450 000 square km the James Bay Cree became a tight knit community with the creation of the James Bay Northern Quebec Agreement (1975).

Financial Literacy 101: Helping Yourself and Your Patrons with Financial Literacy

On March 5th, 2014, the ABQLA hosted a half-day event: ‘Financial Literacy 101: Helping Yourself and Your Patrons with Financial Literacy’.  The goal of this workshop was to walk librarians through key areas of financial literacy and to discover useful resources for learning more about financial literacy and finance.

Public Libraries Section, Youth & School Libraries Section

On March 25 2014, the ABQLA sections of Public Libraries, School Libraries and the Youth section, hosted an evening to discuss a current problem in our schools: the trouble of bullies and bullying.

College & Research Libraries Section: Perspectives on Technology

The College and Research Libraries Section hosted an informative event on Monday, March 24, 2014 entitled “Perspectives on Technology: Librarians, Users, and Collections.”

McGill Student SectionBake Sale Fundraiser for Les Archives Gais du Québec

For a Valentine’s Day treat, Kate Rozon, one of our executive first-year members, offered personalized heart-shaped cookies with red and pink frosting for students and faculty at McGill. 

John Abbott College press release

Joseph Hafner, Associate Dean, Collection Services, McGill University Library, led a workshop on customer service for Information and Library Technologies students at John Abbott College.

Book reviews

PDF of ABQLA Bulletin Volume 55.1 January-April 2014