CAPAL15: Academic Librarianship and Critical Practice

We are pleased to announce the Call for Proposals (CFP) for CAPAL15: Academic Librarianship and Critical Practice, the second annual conference of the Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL), which will be held May 31-June 2, 2015 as part of Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2015 in Ottawa, Ontario, which lies in unceded Algonquin territory.

Volunteers Needed! 2015 ABQLA Conference Planning Committee

Dear ABQLA colleagues,
We are looking for volunteers to work on the 2015 ABQLA Conference Planning Committee.
The commitment involves one meeting a month starting in late August until next May 2015. We need people interested in working in the following subcommittees:

Don't miss this RDA Map Cataloguing Workshop

On June 17th in Montréal, ACMLA will host a one-day map cataloguing workshop as part of CARTO2014, the Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives 48th annual conference, organised in partnership with Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec and the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).
Using presentations and practical exercises, the workshop aims to provide participants with the basic knowledge and skills needed to describe and provide access to cartographic materials in both print and electronic forms, according to RDA. 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS CLCC – deadline extended to February 14, 2014

CALL FOR PROPOSALS – deadline extended to February 14, 2014
Bishop’s University and the John Bassett Memorial Library invite you to submit a proposal for presentation at the7th Canadian Learning Commons Conference CLCC.
Bishop’s is proud to be hosting this year’s conference from June 9-11, 2014 at the Delta Hotel, Sherbrooke, QC.
Please visit the website for more information on the conference and keynote speakers.

Concordia University’s Senate Resolution on Open Access

Submitted by Sean Swanick
Presenter: Gerald Beasley

Scholarly E-Book Packages: New Trends in Access to Monographs in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Submiited by Sean Swanick
Presenters: Gregory Little and David Macaulay

Opening up Doors to Reading: Innovative Ideas for Developing a Reading Culture in Schools and LIbraries

Submitted by Joan Frazer Burton
Presenter: Joanne De Groot
Joanne de Groot has a PhD and MLIS from the University of Alberta where she currently teaches Teacher-Librarianship by Distance Learning from her home in Quebec. She spoke to a large audience on developing a culture of reading using technology. Joanne began her presentation with story time – reading ‘It’s a Book’ by Lane Smith, which humourously and accurately illustrates the world in which our children live where new technologies have become as familiar to children as traditional books.

Anne Galler Award for Outstanding Library Service

Submitted by Linda J. Toivanen


On behalf of the Awards Committee – Maria Morales, Lisa Milner and myself - it is an absolute pleasure to announce the recipient of this year’s Anne Galler Award: Ms. Christine Jacobs.


Our association created this award many years ago, as a means to recognize an individual who has enriched librarianship in Quebec and made a lasting contribution to the profession. Specifically, this award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated achievement in:

Information Decoration: Mobile Augmented Reality

Submitted by Melissa Tomecz
Presenter: Fiacre O'Duinn
What will they think of next?

Open Science: Past, Present, and Future

Submitted by Irazema Del Valle
Presenter: Andrea Miller-Nesbitt


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