Call for Mentors, 2016/2017 Professional Partnering Program (PPP)

Call for Mentors

The SIS students at McGill & the Public Libraries Section of the ABQLA are pleased to invite you to participate in the 2016/2017 Professional Partnering Program (PPP).

The PPP is a flexible mentoring program that connects students in McGill's School of Information Studies with information professionals with similar professional interests.

If you are interested in participating, please fill out this online form by October 9.

Appel de mentors

Les étudiants de l’École des sciences de l’information de McGill et la Section des bibliothèques publiques de l'ABQLA ont le plaisir de vous inviter à participer au Programme de partenariat professionnel 2016/2017.

C'est un programme de mentorat souple qui met en relation des étudiants de l’École des sciences de l’information de McGill avec des professionnels de l’information dont les intérêts professionnels sont similaires.

Canadian Library Month graphics

The Ontario Library Association has created bookmarks, posters and graphics for Ontario Public Library Week. These graphics have been modified for use across the country for Canadian Library Month (CLM). Here’s what you need to know:

Lancement automnal 2016 de l'ABQLA

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 18:00
Bibliothèque Benny - 6400, av. de Monkland Montréal, QC H4B 1H3

Lancement automnal 2016 de l'ABQLA

L'Association des bibliothécaires du Québec - Quebec Library Association vous invite cordialement à son lancement automnal. Soyez des nôtres pour une dégustation de vins et de fromages, pour retrouver vos collègues, et pour une visite guidée de la nouvelle Bibliothèque Benny située dans le Centre culturel de Notre-Dame-de-Grâce. Au plaisir de vous y voir!

Introducing a new donation program in Québec: Magic Desktop 9 - software for children's literacy with free annual licenses for Public Libraries

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 18:00
Benny Library, 6400 Av de Monkland, Montréal

Introducing a new donation program in Québec.

Easybits(*) has recently released a new Magic Desktop(**) edition for Public Libraries, and is happy to announce a donation program that is available for the select public libraries in Québec.

Under this program, we ask librarians to explore Magic Desktop, deploy it in the library and share their experiences with us, thus involving librarians in designing the best solution for kid’s computers.

Youth Section Spring Event & AGM: "Mind the Middle: Readers' Advisory & Programming, Ages 9-13"

On March 16th, 2016, the Youth section hosted their 2016 Spring Event consisting of a webinar -- “Mind the Middle: Readers' Advisory & Programming, Ages 9-13” and the annual general meeting.

Engaging Presentations at Youth Section this Fall

On Thursday, November 5th 2015, the ABQLA Youth Section was happy to welcome two speakers in the world of youth work to our fall event “Front Lines and Behind the Scenes Stars: Keeping Youth on Track”. The event was enthusiastically-attended and questions and discussions were plentiful!

Well Received Spring Talks

This past spring, the Youth Section organized an event entitled “Libraries Making a Difference for Children and Teens at Risk” at McGill University's downtown campus. The first speaker, Nicholas Warren, gave his talk -- “More hats than libraries: Serving at-risk youth at multiple alternative schools”,  wherein he shared his successes, challenges, and strategies  for working with at-risk teenagers at EMSB alternative schools. Carole Boubalos provided the second talk: "Programming ideas to serve the special needs of autistic children in a library setting".

ABQLA School Section AGM & Event: La bibliothèque, la nuit

Thursday, avril 14, 2016 - 19:30
AGM (6:30): Juliette et Chocolat, located at 1615 rue Saint Denis / Event (7:30): Grande Bibliothèque 1746 Avenue Savoie H2L 5C4

The ABQLA School Section will be holding its spring event on Thursday, April 14th at the Grand Bibliothèque.

We will be meeting up to attend La bibliothèque, la nuit, a Virtual Reality Tour of libraries throughout the world.

Sondage des services parallèles aux bibliothèques publiques

Je mène actuellement un sondage des service parallèles des bibliothèques publiques (exemples de ces services pourraient inclure: un bibliobus ou van, bibliothèque de pop-up ou un dépôt, services à domicile, kiosque ou distributeur automatique, prêts interbibliothèques). Le sondage se compose de 28 questions et ne devrait pas prendre plus de 30 minutes.


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