Congrès des Mileux Documentaires du Québec

The 2015 edition of the Conference of the Library and Information Community of Quebec, Congrès des Mileux Documentaires du Québec,  will take place at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, from November 18th to 20th.

 The ABQLA is an Association Partner and we are pleased to sponsor two sessions on Friday, November 20th:

Atelier 37: Timeless Value for Public Libraries. 

Patrick A. Losinski, Chief Executive Officer, Columbus Metropolitan Library

 Atelier 49: For the Love of Reading! Nurturing a Generation of Active Readers in Singapore.

An evening with Garth Stein at Lower Canada College

Lower Canada College wishes to invite you to An Evening with Garth Stein, author of the LCC Reads selection The Art of Racing in the Rain.

Garth will give a presentation about his work, followed by a Q&A and book signing.

His books will be available for sale from Paragraphe Bookstore. This event is free and open to the public.

Monday, October 26th at 7PM
Chamandy Auditorium
Lower Canada College
4099 Royal Avenue H4A 2M4

Hope to see you there!

TD Summer Reading Club Library Awards introduce $10,000 first prize in 2015!

TD Summer Reading Club Library Awards introduce $10,000 first prize in 2015!

Interested in great rewards for your public library?

If your library offered the TD Summer Reading Club in 2015, be sure to submit your application for the Library Awards by November 2nd.

First prize is now $10,000!

The eligibility criteria and 2015 application form are on the website:

Call for Mentors!

The CLA Student Chapter at McGill & the Public Libraries Section of the ABQLA are pleased to invite you to participate in the 2015/2016 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. 

ABQLA Fall Kick-Off

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 18:00
McIntyre Medical Building - 3rd floor – 3655 Promenade Sir William Osler, Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1Y6

The Quebec Library Association cordially invites you to join us for the 2015 Fall Kick-off event at the Osler Library of the History of Medicine at McGill University. Come enjoy some wine and cheese while catching up with your ABQLA colleagues!  

Then, join us for a guided visit at the beautiful Osler Library of the History of Medicine at McGill University.

Fair pricing for ebooks at public libraries

Canadian Public Libraries for Fair Ebook Pricing have formed a coalition to raise awareness of the high prices that multinational publishers charge public libraries for ebooks.

Response to the cut of librarians at the LBPSB

ABQLA Response to the Proposed Cut of Librarians at the Lester B. Pearson School Board

June 10, 2015

"We must all make the effort to ensure that our schools have the resources to provide the print and electronic sources, the technology, and the professional library staff to give all of our children the skills and the tools they need to navigate their way in this knowledge society."

-- Roch Carrier, former National Librarian of Canada

Sign the petition to reverse the cuts to LBPSB Librarians!

Please see the links below for to the petition to reverse the decision to cut all librarian jobs at the Lester B. Pearson School Board (LBPSB), and a link to the SOS Librarians Facebook page.

Keep librarians working the LBPSB schools! Sign the petition online 

Last Chance to Pre-Register for the 2015 CLA National Conference and Trade Show


Conference runs from Wednesday June 3rd to Friday June 5th, a full 3 days of education, networking and experiences.  

Have you seen the lineup for conference? We have gathered the knowledgeable, the experienced and some thought provoking speakers to give you the best takeaways from conference! Session details have been posted so you can read more about each, the key take-aways and who the session may apply to. See the program by day for details.

Full-day workshop: Getting ready for Linked Data: MARC to BIBFRAME

CLA – Technical Services Network event

Getting ready for Linked Data: MARC to BIBFRAME”

Presented by Victoria Mueller, Zepheira

Tuesday June 2, 2015

Full-day workshop, 9:00am to 4:00pm

Venue: Carleton University Library, room 252.

Pay parking is available:



CLA members and students $100

Non CLA members $140


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