College & Research Libraries Section

Meetings with Books: Raymond Klibansky, Special Collections and the Library in the 21st Century

McGill University Library will be hosting a symposium on March 20, Meetings with Books: Raymond Klibansky, Special Collections and the Library in the 21st Century and will include a panel with Gerald Beasley, and Désirée Park. The symposium is free to attend and is open to everyone.

College & Research Section: Curating exhibits in an academic environment

Submitted by Joanna Duy & Robin Canuel
 

Digital Humanities: An evening with the experts

Date: 
Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 18:00
Location: 
Islamic Studies Library at McGill University

Dear ABQLA College & Research Section members :
 
Katherine and I are pleased to announce this year’s first event: “Digital Humanities: An evening with the experts." The presenters will be Dr. Steìfan Sinclair (McGill), Dr. Jamshid Beheshti (McGill), Jared Wiercinski (Concordia) and Annie Murray (Concordia).
 
The event will take place on Nov. 8, 2012 in the Islamic Studies Library at McGill University. The event begins at 6pm. Please RSVP to me, sean.swanick@mcgill.ca by Oct. 30th as there are limited seats.

College and Research Section – Spring 2012 Event

ImageOn April 3, 2012, the College and Research Section hosted an event entitled: “Curating Exhibits in an Academic Environment – Practical Steps and Lessons Learned for a Successful Display” at Concordia’s Webster Library.

The speakers were:

  •     Melinda Reinhart, Visual Arts Librarian, Concordia University Libraries
  •     Sean Swanick, Islamic Studies Librarian, McGill Libraries
  •     Sharon Rankin, Children’s Book Collection Liaison Librarian, McGill Libraries

Melinda discussed her experiences curating exhibits of student artwork in the Webster Library, and gave the audience a sense of the challenges involved but also the gratification in seeing the positive response to these exhibits.

Curating Exhibits in An Academic Environment: Practical Steps and Lessons Learned for a Successful Display

Date: 
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 18:00
Location: 
Concordia University’s Webster Library, 1400 de Maisonneuve West, LB 340

***POSTPONED*** Concordia University will be closed on March 22 due to a student protest. The even has been re-scheduled for TUESDAY, April 3rd.

The College and Research Section’s spring event will be held on Tuesday April 3, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The event is entitled: “Curating Exhibits in An Academic Environment: Practical Steps and Lessons Learned for a Successful Display”. The following librarians will be speaking...

Open Access Update

Submitted by Joanna Duy

On November 28, 2011, the ABQLA College and Research Section hosted an “Open Access Update” at Concordia’s Webster Library, exploring open access initiatives at the McGill and Concordia University libraries, as well as through national funding agencies.

The speakers were:

Networking Sites for Academics: What’s At Stake?

By Joanna Duy

Some interesting networking sites for academics have emerged in recent years, and there is good reason for academic librarians to follow their evolution. These sites are offering researchers self-archiving and document discovery services, and may be competing with our libraries and repositories for researchers’ attention. As an example, look at one of the advertising claims on ResearchGATE, a networking site for scientists:

Getting Published in the Library World

In December 2010, the ABQLA College and Research Section hosted a panel discussion entitled “Getting Published in the Library World”, examining the various ways to go about publishing in librarianship.

The panel comprised of a host of experts in the field, with various experience at all levels of publication, including:

Tour of McGill's Digitize & Print on Demand Service

The College & Research Section of the ABQLA invites you to come see a demonstration of McGill Library's Digitize on Demand and Print on Demand service!

CARL Announces New Research Grants

The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) offers two research grant opportunities available to librarians working in a research setting and to students of Library and Information Studies. The grants are the CARL Research in Librarianship Grant and the CARL E-Learning Research and Development Grant.

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