Registration is now open for Access 2012 in Montreal, October 18-21, 2012. Access is Canada’s premier library technology conference bringing librarians, technicians, developers, programmers, and managers together to discuss cutting-edge library technologies.
Join us for a private and guided visit to the exhibit of over 80 original illustrations from Canadian picture books at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art. Don't miss this superb opportunity to enjoy a remarkable array of talent from this country’s great illustrators.
On behalf of the Awards Committee – Maria Morales, Lisa Milner and myself - it is an absolute pleasure to announce the recipient of this year’s Anne Galler Award ... Ms Christine Jacobs.
Our association created this award many years ago, as a means to recognize an individual who has enriched librarianship in Quebec and made a lasting contribution to the profession. Specifically, this award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated achievement in:
Significant leadership role in the Quebec library community;
Exemplary career performance, serving as a model for colleagues in the library profession; and
Contributions to professional and/or scholarly activities, including ABQLA.
I will now call upon Linda Toivanen, a colleague of Christine’s at John Abbott College, to help present the award.
by Christine Jacobs
Thank you so very much for this honour. I had no warning or awareness that I was being considered for the award, and when I received the e-mail from the Committee, I did not open it immediately. When I opened it later in the evening, I had to read it several times, because it simply did not “compute” – then I started to cry.
And I started to cry, I think primarily because I was so moved at being graced with an award with Anne Galler’s name attached to it.
Dear ABQLA Members,
As many of you know, at our last Annual General Meeting on May 3, Peter McNally presented a motion regarding the severe budget cuts affecting Library and Archives Canada. The motion was unanimously adopted by the membership present.
On April 3, 2012, the College and Research Section hosted an event entitled: “Curating Exhibits in an Academic Environment – Practical Steps and Lessons Learned for a Successful Display” at Concordia’s Webster Library.
The speakers were:
Melinda Reinhart, Visual Arts Librarian, Concordia University Libraries
Sean Swanick, Islamic Studies Librarian, McGill Libraries
Sharon Rankin, Children’s Book Collection Liaison Librarian, McGill Libraries
Melinda discussed her experiences curating exhibits of student artwork in the Webster Library, and gave the audience a sense of the challenges involved but also the gratification in seeing the positive response to these exhibits.
Access is Canada's premier Library Technology conference that brings librarians, technicians, developers, programmers, and managers together to discuss cutting-edge library technologies. Access is a single stream conference featuring in-depth analyses, panel discussions, lightning talks, hackfest, and plenty of time for networking and social events. Join us in Montreal, QC October 18-21 for Access 2012!
The theme for Access 2012 is discovery/découverte...