Announcing the 2018 recipient of the Anne Galler Award

Dear Colleagues,

The Anne Galler Award Committee is very pleased to announce that Ms. Joan Fraser-Burton is the recipient of the   2018 Anne Galler Award for Outstanding Library Service. This award recognizes an individual who has enriched   librarianship in Quebec and has made a lasting contribution to the profession.


Register for CAPAL’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines community of practice inaugural webinar for Global Accessibility Awareness Day!

“Making Library Computers and Browsers Automatically Adapt to Users who have Trouble Using Them”

Presented by Gregg Vanderheiden (PhD), Professor in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland.

When:  May 17th at 1:30pm (EST)


Apply for NHDS funding to digitize your collections

Dear colleagues,

The National Heritage Digitization Strategy (NHDS) Steering Committee is thrilled to announce the launch of the Digitizing Canadian Collections funding call. This one-time opportunity will provide funds to organizations to digitize, make accessible and preserve documentary heritage material of national significance.

Archives, museums, libraries, universities, colleges and other cultural heritage institutions can apply to receive funding of up to $100,000.

Cross Canada Consultations on the Copyright Review Update

Dear CFLA members,

As you may have heard, on March 29, 2018, the INDU committee officially launched its consultation process. See the Press Release here: The consultations are expected to be completed in early 2019.

ABQLA Spring Social Event

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 18:00
Siboire, 5101 Blvd St-Laurent, Montreal

L’Association des bibliothécaires du Québec - Quebec Library Association invites you to our Spring Social Event. Join us for drinks, snacks, and networking at Siboire, a bistro brew pub located in the heart of Mile End. ABQLA will be providing free appetizers to share!

Space is limited, so RSVP to is appreciated, but drop-ins are welcome. 

Please note that the ABQLA Code of Conduct will be in effect at this event.

Calling all Volunteers! / Appeler au tous les bénévoles !

Calling all Volunteers!

ABQLA is searching for a new Social Media Editor to take over in May 2018.

For more information, a full job description or if you have any questions please contact:


Appeler au tous les bénévoles !

L'ABQLA est à la recherche d'une nouvelle bénévole qui sera éditeur des médias sociaux pour commencer en mai 2018.

Calling all Volunteers - Head of Communications

ABQLA is searching for a new Head of Communications to take over in May 2018.

The Head of Communications is also the editor in chief for the bulletin.

For more information, a full job description or if you have any questions please contact:

2018-2019 - Nominations for the ABQLA Board of Directors

 Dear ABQLA members,

We are seeking nominations for the ABQLA 2018-2019 Board of Directors.

The following positions are to be filled:

ABQLA Award Winners for Student and Professional Prizes

The ABQLA Awards Committee is thrilled to announce the two winners of its student and professional prizes. The recipient of this year’s Professional Development Award is Paule Kelly-Rhéaume, the Web Services Librarian at Concordia University. The Student Scholarship goes to Myriam Huot-Panneton from Université de Montréal. Congratulations, Paule and Myriam, and see you at the ABQLA Annual Conference!


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