Joint Statement on Qualities of a Successful Librarian and Archivist of Canada

Joint Statement on Qualities of a Successful Librarian and Archivist of Canada
A new Librarian and Archivist of Canada will be appointed in the near future. 
The Librarian and Archivist of Canada will be selected to carry out the legal obligations and responsibilities as outlined in the Library and Archives of Canada Act.


Yes Oui CANSCAIP hosts Imagine a Story

Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 09:00
Dawson College (4001 de Maisonneuve Blvd., Montreal)

Yes Oui CANSCAIP hosts Imagine a Story, a one-day conference for adults interested in writing, illustrating, and performing for children and teens.

The event takes place on Saturday, May 25th from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Dawson College (4001 de Maisonneuve Blvd., Montreal).

Concerning the new Code of Conduct: Values and Ethics put forth by Library and Archives Canada

Mise en candidature pour les Prix du Congrès des milieux documentaires 2013

Les Prix du CMD 2013 reconnaissent et encouragent les réalisations architecturales et innovantes de bibliothèques, de service d’information et de centres d’archives du Québec. Les institutions québécoises qui ont récemment fait preuve d’un talent novateur dans ces domaines peuvent soumettre leur candidature pour l’un des prix suivants :

Please Feed the Bookworm!


What is new, what is hot in the field of services for teens?  How can we engage teens to read and share their passion for reading?  The on-line teen book club that has been put up at the Eleanor London Cote-Saint-Luc Public Library is a perfect example of what could be done with a great idea, passion and perseverance.  Valerie Medzalabanleth, Manager of Children’s Services, presented her project of implementing an on-line book club for teenagers.

The event, organised by the School and Youth sections on April 8th 2013 was a huge success!  The talk allowed us to understand the issues connected to the introduction of this new service, the preparation, the technical specifications, the facts related to the choices of books and the creation of the entries.

TD Canadian Children's Book Week - Meet John Wilson

The Montreal Children Literature Roundtable, along with the ABQLA Youth and School Library sections invite you to meet author John Wilson at the Westmount Public Library on Monday, May 6th, 2013. Full details in the attached poster.

Please Feed the Bookworm!

Monday, April 8, 2013 - 18:30
Eleanor London Public Library, 5851 Cavendish Blvd, Côte Saint-­Luc, QC, H4W 2X8

Valerie Medzalabanleth, Manager of Children’s Services, Côte-Saint-Luc Library, will share tips and best practices for creating an On-Line Teen Book Club. Prior to this event the Youth Section will hold their Annual General Meeting. More information is available in the attached poster.

CMD/CLIC: Call for Papers, Workshops and Seminars

This year marks the fifth Conference of the Library and Information Community of Quebec (CLIC), to be held November 25 to 27, 2013. For five years now, nine associations have been working together to create an event which, year after year, over a thousand people attend for professional training, inspiration and networking opportunities.

This year’s theme is “INNOVATING: exemplary practices, services and policies.”


Ebooks for Public Libraries: March 21st at the Atwater Library

Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 18:30
Atwater Library and Computer Centre

Thursday, March 21 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Atwater Library and Computer Centre

 The Public Libraries Section of the ABQLA cordially invites you to join:

· Sonia Djevalikian - Division Head - Library, Kirkland Municipal Library

- OverDrive

· Suzanne Payette - Library Director, Brossard Georgette-Lepage Library


· Janine West - Library Director, Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library

- OverDrive in a consortium


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