Win a free registration to CLIC 2014!

This year Bibliothèque et Archives nationale du Québec is offering 5 free registrations to the Conference of the Library and Information Community of Quebec 2014 / Congrès des milieux documentaires du Québec 2014.
Only recently-graduated archivists, librarians and  library technicians (i.e. within the last 3 years, i.e. 2011 or since) are eligible.

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:

Natural Disasters: Live from the MOOC's Epicentre! @ McGill Library

Come and meet ice storm expert John Gyakum and volcano expert John Stix to learn about Montreal area natural disasters and why certain disasters would not happen here. The professors, who are currently giving a massive open online course (MOOC), will answer your questions about natural disasters. Refreshments will be served.

Summer EI Webinar Offerings!

Check out the EI Webinar offerings for Summer 2014!
All webinars are 1 hour.
Member (ABQLA/Partnership): $45.00

You can browse the full summer catatogue of webinars here:
Highlights for June:

  • Online behavior tracking
  • First steps into management
  • Gender-free libraries
  • Digital Literacy Skills

Highlights for July:

Québec libraries win the TD Summer Reading Club 2013 Library Awards!

Congratulations/félicitations TD Summer Reading Club 2013 Library Award Winners!
Since 2007, the TD Summer Reading Club Library Awards have recognized and rewarded the most innovative and effective TD Summer Reading Club programs in local public libraries across Canada. 
A warm congratulations from the ABQLA to the first prize winners for their 2013 programs:

From the ALA: Library Value Calculator

The ALA and the Massachusetts Library Association have recently posted a Library Value Calculator online.
This tool is meant to help illustrate to patrons and the public how much money using their local library saves them and how to calculate the total Monthly and Yearly value of having access to that library.

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. 

The Dewey Divas and the Dudes @ Bibliothèque et centre d'informatique Atwater

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 18:30
Bibliothèque et centre d'informatique Atwater, 1200 Avenue Atwater, Westmount

Les sections des bibliothèques publiques, des bibliothèques scolaires et jeunesse de l’ABQLA vous invite à joindre The Dewey Divas and the Dudes pour une soirée de découvertes littéraires.

The Dewey Divas and the Dudes @ Atwater Library and Computer Centre

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 18:30
Atwater Library and Computer Centre, 1200 Atwater Ave., Wesmount

The Public Libraries, School Libraries and Youth sections of the ABQLA invite you to join The Dewey Divas and the Dudes for an evening of literary discovery.

When: May 21, 2014 at 6:30 pm
Where: Atwater Library and Computer Centre, 1200 Atwater Ave., Wesmount

ABQLA Members: Free!
Non-Members: $5
Refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP by May 20 to:

ABQLA Communications Committee -- two volunteering opportunities

The ABQLA Communications Committee has two openings:  Bulletin Editor-in-chief and Print Layout Editor. 
These volunteer positions start immediately following our Annual General Meeting, on May 8th. 
Volunteers must be ABQLA members in good standing.  Job descriptions are attached.
The successful candidate would be part of a dedicated team of talented individuals!
Communications Committee
ABQLA Bulletin Editor-in-chief:  TBD
Book Review Editor:  Éthel Gamache


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