School Libraries Section

ABQLA School Libraries Section AGM and Spring Event

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 18:00
room 106 at the SIS Mansion 3661 Peel St. Montreal, Quebec H3A 1X1

The School Libraries Section invites you to their Spring event: Metaliteracy and Information Literacy in Schools. Join Joan Bartlett (Associate Professor, School of Information Studies, McGill University) as she shares her research on metaliteracy and information literacy, and how they can be applied in school libraries.

This event will adhere to the ABQLA Code of Conduct. 

The School Libraries Section AGM will take place at the beginning of the event.

ABQLA School Section call for nominations / Appel de candidatures de la section des bibliothèques scolaire de l'ABQLA

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Dear ABQLA members,

We are seeking nominations for the vice president of ABQLA's School Libraries section.

This is a great opportunity to get involved in a Quebec Association, gain board experience, become familiar with issues affecting all types of libraries in Quebec and enjoy excellent networking opportunities!

Please find attached the description of available posts and the nomination form.

Canadian School Library Day - October 23

Happy Canadian School Library Day!

Great blog post about #cdnschoollibraryday including parts written by ABQLA at

You are invited to join the ABQLA School Libraries Section for their AGM

You are invited to join the ABQLA School Libraries Section for their AGM, followed by a roundtable discussion with Dr. Christian Ehret. Dr. Ehret is a professor at McGill University and currently teaches a course on Digital Media and Learning. His research interests include: writing, literacies and digital culture, digital media and learning, and the anthropology of education.

ABQLA Youth and School Sections 'Maker Day' Event

Friday, November 11, 2016 - 09:00
Lower Canada College 4090, avenue Royal, Montréal (Québec) H4A 2M5

The ABQLA Youth and School Sections have something FUN to share with you.

Because you will learn things to share with your school, we can call it ‘Professional Development’… but really? THIS IS PURE PLAY. One whole day. And your boss is likely to approve it because it’s relevant, timely and practically free.

We have attached a note for your employer, if you think they need extra convincing.

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

Thursday, April 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.

School Library Advocacy With Debra Kachel

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 19:00
Westmount Public Library - 4754 Sherbrooke Street West, Westmount, Quebec

The ABQLA School Section will be hosting our fall event, School Library Advocacy with Deb Kachel. Deb Kachel is a former District Library Supervisor for the Ephrata Area School District in Pennsylvania and worked as a school librarian for 34 years. She has authored many articles on school library advocacy in addition to writing and facilitating an online school library advocacy program for school administrators. Ms.

ABQLA School Section Event: An Evening With Don Aker

Monday, May 4, 2015 - 19:00
Westmount Public Library 4574 Rue Sherbrooke O, Westmount, QC H3Z 1G1

The School Section is pleased to invite you to "An Evening with Don Aker," held in conjunction with the Canadian Children's Book Centre.

Author Biography

Book Art 2.0

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 19:00
Westmount Public Library 4574 Sherbrooke Street West Westmount, Quebec H3Z 1G1

Repurpose your weeded books to decorate your library!

It is always difficult to throw out weeded books, but Book Art gives you a chance to repurpose them, decorate your library, and gets students involved in maker culture all at the same time! We will be demonstrating a variety of book art techniques including book sculpture, origami, and quilling. 

Free for ABQLA members and non-members

RSVP, please e-mail Wendy Wayling before April 2nd at

URGENT: ABQLA Event Postponed

Due to poor road conditions, tonight's ABQLA School Section's Event Book Art: Repurpose Your Weeded Books to Decorate Your Library, has been postponed until Wednesday, December 17, at 7:00PM at Beaconsfield High School, 250 Beaurepaire Drive, Beaconsfield.

If you would like to join us on Wednesday, December 17, please let us know at Sorry for the inconvenience!


Andrea Hyde and Laura Sanders


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