Call for submissions - Spring Issue of the ABQLA Bulletin 

Dear ABQLA members,

This is a call for submissions for the Spring Issue of the ABQLA Bulletin 

We are currently soliciting content submissions for the April issue of the Bulletin.

We welcome submission from all ABQLA members including:

Help CARL communicate the value of fair dealing within Canada's copyright ecosystem

Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2018 runs from Monday, February 26 to Friday, March 2.

During this week, academic libraries and other organizations inform the broader community about their right to deal fairly with works and how this legal provision promotes freedom of expression and equitable access to copyright-protected materials. Canada's federal government is currently reviewing the Copyright Act, which makes it particularly important that the value and role of fair dealing be made clear as part of the broader discussion.

Getting ready for the new RDA Toolkit: The 3R project

Date: 
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 13:30
Location: 
David C. Edwards Cyberthèque Classroom Redpath Library Building McGill University

The RDA Restructure & Redesign (3R) project will result in a brand new toolkit to be launched on June 13, 2018.

Please join us as Emma Cross, Chair of the Canadian Committee on Cataloguing guides us through a preview of the new toolkit and updates us on some of the most important changes. The redesigned toolkit is Linked Data ready and incorporates changes based on user feedback and the shift from FRBR to the IFLA Library Reference Model.

Children's Book Reviewers Needed

Are you a children's book lover? Do shiny, glossy, new books make you drool? Do you like to share your finds about new children's books? Consider becoming a children's book reviewer!

The ABQLA Bulletin is looking for book reviewers for children's books. As a reviewer, you will get to see the books before they are in the bookstores and you get to keep the books you review. We provide guidance and instructions on how to write a short book review. New reviewers are welcome!

National Poetry Month 2018

The League of Canadian Poets invites you to celebrate the 20th anniversary of National Poetry Month this April! This milestone anniversary comes at a time when poetry’s popularity is at an all-time high. After 20 years and over a decade of themed celebrations, we decided to leave things open this time around – to invite you and your community interpret and celebrate National Poetry Month in a way that feels most meaningful to you. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Fair Dealing in Canada website -- Call for Fair Dealing Testimonials

In 2016, the Scholarly Communication and Copyright Office at the University of Toronto developed the Fair Dealing in Canada website as a place to collect testimonials from students, instructors and researchers on the importance of fair dealing in their lives. Several post-secondary institutions across the country contributed content towards this initiative.

Call For Proposals -- Concordia University Library Research Forum

Proposals are now being accepted for Concordia University Library’s 16th Annual Research Forum. This year's Research Forum will be held on Friday, April 27th, 2018, at the Loyola Jesuit Hall and Conference Centre in the beautiful city of Montreal.   

Voilà – Canada’s new national union catalogue

February 1, 2018 – Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is proud to launch Voilà, Canada’s new national union catalogue, hosted on the OCLC website. The announcement was made today to thousands of participants gathered at the Ontario Library Association Super Conference held in Toronto.

2018 OLA Super Conference Winners

On behalf of ABQLA, congratulations to the award winners at the 2018 OLA Super Conference: Sandra Singh (@VPLsandra) from Vancouver Public Library, Guy Berthiaume (@GuyBerthiaume2) from LAC-BAC and Vickery Bowles (@vbowlestpl)  from Toronto Public Library.

Your #fearless efforts are an inspiration to us all. #olasc #fearlessbydesign

YCW internship applications

There is one week remaining to submit your applications for the Young Canada Works (YCW) internships!  The deadline is February 1st!

More funding = more applications to be approved by the Canadian Council of Archives!
This year again, as part of the Youth Employment Strategy of the Government of Canada, we have been allocated supplemental funding by the Department of Canadian Heritage, which means that we will be able to help fund 4 times as many internship projects than usual.

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