2017 Professional Development Award

Win up to $1000 and complimentary registration for the ABQLA Annual Conference. Up to two awards will be granted. Application deadline: February 3, 2017.

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.

Library Speed Dating: A Professional Networking Event

Monday, November 7, 2016 - 18:00
Research Commons, Visualization Studio– Room A Humanities & Social Sciences Library McGill University 3459 McTavish Street

You are cordially invited to "Library Speed Dating: A Professional Networking Event" hosted by ABQLA's College & Research Libraries Section.

  • Ever wondered what your colleague down the hall does all day?  
  • Thinking of taking your career in a different direction? 
  • Or just interested in getting to know your fellow librarians from another institution?  

Then come join us at our Fall 2016 networking event for fun and speedy 5-minute encounters with your fellow librarians.


Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research

Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research invites submissions for the Winter 2016 and Summer 2017 issues. We accept submissions at any time.

If you would like to discuss a future article for publication, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Partnership is a Canadian broad-based, open-access, practitioners’ library journal. We publish both peer reviewed and general interest articles. 

Call for Mentors, 2016/2017 Professional Partnering Program (PPP)

Call for Mentors

The SIS students at McGill & the Public Libraries Section of the ABQLA are pleased to invite you to participate in the 2016/2017 Professional Partnering Program (PPP).

The PPP is a flexible mentoring program that connects students in McGill's School of Information Studies with information professionals with similar professional interests.

If you are interested in participating, please fill out this online form by October 9.

Canadian Library Month graphics

The Ontario Library Association has created bookmarks, posters and graphics for Ontario Public Library Week. These graphics have been modified for use across the country for Canadian Library Month (CLM). Here’s what you need to know:

ABQLA Fall Kick-off event

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 18:00
Benny Library - 6400 Monkland Ave. Montreal, QC H4B 1H3

ABQLA Fall Kick-off Event 2016

L'Association des bibliothécaires du Québec - Quebec Library Association cordially invites you to our Fall Kick-off event. Join us for wine and cheese, networking with colleagues, and a tour of the new Benny Library at the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Cultural Centre. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Thursday, September 29th at 6:00 pm
Benny Library - 6400 Monkland Ave. -  Montreal, QC H4B 1H3

Introducing a new donation program in Québec: Magic Desktop 9 - software for children's literacy with free annual licenses for Public Libraries

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 18:00
Benny Library, 6400 Av de Monkland, Montréal

Introducing a new donation program in Québec.

Easybits(*) has recently released a new Magic Desktop(**) edition for Public Libraries, and is happy to announce a donation program that is available for the select public libraries in Québec.

Under this program, we ask librarians to explore Magic Desktop, deploy it in the library and share their experiences with us, thus involving librarians in designing the best solution for kid’s computers.


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