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

Québec School Libraries: Preparing Students for the Future

Submitted by Irazema Del Valle
Presenters: Shannon Babcock, Sandra Babbington & Julian Taylor
With great thanks to the conference committee, we were very pleased to present a session specifically focused on school libraries and how they are addressing student needs through access and innovation.
The session offered an overview of the actions and activities of school libraries in Quebec, as well as Ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport (MELS) mandated initiatives supporting school libraries.

Keynote Speaker: The Future of the Digital Library

Submmited by Jocelyne Andrews


Call for Submissions

ABQLA is pleased to invite members of the library and information professional community to submit conference proposals for their 81st annual conference to be held in Montreal on Thursday, May 9th, 2013. The theme for this year’s conference will be Assessment: Gaining insight, improving services. The conference will focus on various aspects of assessment, with an emphasis on practical strategies and methods that can help librarians and information specialists ensure their services remain responsive to users’ needs in a rapidly changing world.


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