Jorge Chojolán – an internationally recognized social entrepreneur, educator, and human rights activist – was born into the indigenous Mayan community in the deeply inequitable society of Guatemala. Despite the barriers before him, he rose to achieve a university degree and went on to found the Miguel Angel Asturias Academy in the predominantly indigenous city of Quetzaltenango. His goal is to transform his society through education at the school by educating and empowering some of Guatemala’s most vulnerable children: girls, the indigenous and the poor. Mr.
Through its Film Club, the National Film Board of Canada is a privileged partner of public libraries across the country. For winter 2013, the NFB is presenting both classics and new releases in 4 programs for general audiences and one for children.
Katherine and I are pleased to announce this year’s first event: “Digital Humanities: An evening with the experts." The presenters will be Dr. Steìfan Sinclair (McGill), Dr. Jamshid Beheshti (McGill), Jared Wiercinski (Concordia) and Annie Murray (Concordia).
The event will take place on Nov. 8, 2012 in the Islamic Studies Library at McGill University. The event begins at 6pm. Please RSVP to me, email@example.com by Oct. 30th as there are limited seats.
The Library History Network (formerly the Library History Interest Group) is soliciting papers for a programme at the National Conference & Trade Show of the Canadian Library Association, Winnipeg, Manitoba, May 29 – June 1, 2013. Particular consideration will be given to proposals dealing with the varied aspects of Canadian Library History. Consideration will also be given to papers on other themes.
Selected papers may be published by the Library History Network in conjunction with CLA.
Papers are solicited on any of the following categories of library history:
Atwater Public Library, 1200 Atwater Avenue (at Ste-Catherine)
The Public Library Section of the ABQLA is holding an event at the Atwater Library and Computer Centre on Thursday November 8, called "Outreach 101/Partenariat).
See attached posters for further details.
Julija Sukys, the author of Epistilophilia will be speaking at Westmount Public Library on October 10. Julija’s book describes the life of Ona Simaite who was a librarian. Time after time, Ona would enter the Jewish ghetto of Nazi-occupied Vilnius – with food and money and forged documents for those forced behind its walls; she would leave with messages to deliver on their behalf, manuscripts, letters intended for her and, on occasion, sedated children in sacks.
Please see the attached poster for all the details.
Dear librarians and information professionals,
The Canadian Library Association Student Chapter at McGill University is pleased to invite you to participate in the 2012/2013 Professional Partnering Program.
The Professional Partnering Program is a flexible mentoring program that connects students in McGill's School of Information Studies with information professionals with similar professional interests. The program aims to develop relationships between students and professionals at a personal level, encouraging student career exploration and knowledge of the information studies field.
National Film Board of Canada, 3155 Cote de Liesse, Montreal
The Quebec Library Association cordially invites you to join us for the 2012 Fall Kick-off. Come and enjoy some wine and cheese while catching up with your ABQLA colleagues! Become an ABQLA member that evening and get in for FREE.
This year we have two guest speakers - Marianne Di Domenico will present the NFB's Film Club, and there will be a special presentation by animation filmmaker Lynn Smith.
Please see the attached flyer for the complete information, including carpooling options and registration deadlines.
ABQLA is a proud member of The Partnership, Canada's national network of provincial and territorial library associations. The presidents and vice-presidents of each association meet twice per year in Toronto. Luigina and Robin recently attended the August meeting. For more information about the Partnership’s programs and services, visit thepartnership.ca<http://thepartnership.ca/> .