2012/2013 Professional Partnering Program - Call for mentors

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.

Fall Kick-Off 2012

Date: 
Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 17:30
Location: 
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.

Montreal Screening - "Louder than a Bomb"

Date: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 19:00
Location: 
Selwyn House School, 95 Cote St. Antoine Road, Westmount

A question-and-answer session with co-producer Greg Jacobs will follow
the screening.



Tickets ($10 each) are available at:


Livres Babar (46 St. Anne St., Pointe Claire - Phone: 514-694-0380)

Babar en ville (1235 Greene Avenue, Westmount - Phone: 514-931-0606)


August Partnership Meeting

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/> .

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Access 2012 in Montreal - Registration Open!

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.

The Art of the Picture Book Exhibition

Date: 
Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 18:30
Location: 
Jean-Noel Desmarais Pavilion, 1380 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1J5

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.

Cost: $5 for ABQLA members and $8 for non-members

Contact: Sonia Smith : sonia.smith@mcgill.ca

Teaching, Designing, and Organizing: Concept Mapping for Librarians

Congratulations to Megan Fitzgibbons and April Colosimo for their article in *Partnership*, Teaching, Designing, and Organizing: Concept Mapping for Librarians.

http://journal.lib.uoguelph.ca/index.php/perj/article/view/1800

Watch as public libraries reinvent themselves yet again

Congratulations to our Past-President, Julie-Anne Cardella for an excellent opinion piece in this week's Montreal Gazette!

http://www.montrealgazette.com/opinion/Watch+public+libraries+reinvent+t...

Presentation of the Galler Award to Christine Jacobs

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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:

  1. Significant leadership role in the Quebec library community;
  2. Exemplary career performance, serving as a model for colleagues in the library profession; and
  3. 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.

Acceptance remarks – 2012 Anne Galler Award for Outstanding Library Service

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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.

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