An Evening with Alan Gibbons

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 19:00
Babar en Ville 1235-A Greene Westmount

An evening of coffee and desserts.
Mr. Gibbons will speak with book signing to follow.
Alan Gibbons’ book Shadow of the Minotaur won the Blue Peter Book Award in 2000. In 2001 and 2003 he was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. A fulltime writer and independent education consultant Mr. Gibbons is a popular speaker at home and abroad. This is his first visit to Canada!

ABQLA 2013 Fall Kick-off

Monday, October 21, 2013 - 18:00
Bibliothèque du Boisé 2727, boulevard Thimens Saint-Laurent, Quebec Côte-Vertu Metro, 171 Bus

The Quebec Library Association cordially invites you to join us for the 2013 Fall Kick-off event at the Brand new Bibliotheque du Boise Public Library. Come enjoy some wine and cheese while catching up with your ABQLA colleagues! See the attached PDF for details.


Business Manager needed for Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research

Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research invites applications for the position of Business Manager.

Call for Proposals for ALC 2014

The Alberta Library Conference (ALC) 2014 Planning Committee, with support from the Library Association of Alberta (LAA) and the Alberta Library Trustees Association (ALTA), is pleased to announce that the call for proposals for the 2014 Alberta Library Conference is open.
The conference takes place in Jasper, Alberta April 24 to 27, 2014.

ARGUS: Call for English & French article proposals for the Winter 2014 issue - Deadline: Sept 30, 2013

Argus is now seeking article proposals for the Winter 2014 issue. The theme of the issue is change: changes taking place in libraries, around libraries, as well as ways in which libraries can support and drive change in their communities.
While Argushas traditionally been a French publication, the next issue will include articles written in English as well.
The deadline for submitting article proposals is September 30, 2013.
For more information, see the complete call for proposals below.

McGill Professional Partnering Program needs mentors!

Call for mentors: 2013/2014 Professional Partnering Program, McGill CLA Student Chapter
The Canadian Library Association Student Chapter at McGill University is pleased to invite you to participate in the 2013/2014 Professional Partnering Program.

Lac-Megantic rebuilds town library

Financial and book contributions are being accepted at this time.
From Quill & Quire:

"History for Sale" discussion of the LAC on Alberta Primetime

University of Alberta SLIS professor Michael McNally and Grant MacEwan University historian Carolee Pollack speak about the impact of LAC cuts and the Heritage digitization project on Alberta Primetime.
Watch it here:
Original Air Date: Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Web Resources: Disaster-Related Information

Do Canadian Health Librarians Need Disaster-Related Information?
In June 2013, Alberta, Canada, experienced very heavy rainfall levels that triggered catastrophic flooding in the southern half of the province along main rivers and tributaries. To help with cleanup and much-needed health and flood-related information, Robin Featherstone and Dean Giustini have created three pathfinders for others to adapt as necessary:

Interview with Julie-Anne Cardella

One of ABQLA’s Directors, Julie-Anne Cardella - who also served as ABQLA President two years ago - went to Europe in May with a group of students from EBSI.  
While she was there, she was interviewed on her view of the library situation in Quebec.  The link to the interview is


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