80th ABQLA Annual Conference (2012)

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Register Now for the 80th Annual ABQLA Conference!
Thursday, May 3, 2012
McGill University's New Residence Hall, Montreal
3625 Avenue du Parc Montreal, Quebec H2X 3P8 - Google Maps

 

How to get there

By bus: Bus lines 80, 129 and 435 will drop you off close to the New Residence Hall.

By metro: The closest metro station is Place des Arts on the green line.

By car:  Parking is available in the building adjacent to the New Residence Hall, $19 per 24 hours.

 

 

Curating Exhibits in An Academic Environment: Practical Steps and Lessons Learned for a Successful Display

Date: 
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 18:00
Location: 
Concordia University’s Webster Library, 1400 de Maisonneuve West, LB 340

***POSTPONED*** Concordia University will be closed on March 22 due to a student protest. The even has been re-scheduled for TUESDAY, April 3rd.

The College and Research Section’s spring event will be held on Tuesday April 3, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The event is entitled: “Curating Exhibits in An Academic Environment: Practical Steps and Lessons Learned for a Successful Display”. The following librarians will be speaking...

CLA Montreal - Implementing RDA/FRBR at the Jewish Public Library

Date: 
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 18:30
Location: 
La grande salle de la Bibliothèque publique Atwater, 1200 Avenue Atwater, Westmount, QC

Over the past few years RDA and FRBR have been hot topics in the library profession, and Montreal's own Jewish Public Library was the first public library in the world to adopt FRBR alongside RDA. Come and hear Eddie Paul, Head of Bibliographic and Information Services at the Jewish Public Library, share his experiences (and adventures!) from this journey.



When: Wednesday April 4th at 6:30pm

Where: Atwater Public Library Auditorium, 1200 Avenue Atwater Westmount, QC


Cost: $5 CLA members and students ; $7 non-CLA members



Anne Galler 2012 Award Nominations

Each year ABQLA presents an award to a librarian for outstanding library service. This award recognizes an individual who has enriched librarianship in Quebec and has made a lasting contribution to the profession. The ABQLA Awards Committee (Maria Morales, Lisa Milner and Anne Wade) invites you to nominate an individual who meets these criteria Please reflect on some of the passionate colleagues you have worked with over the years....and take the time to nominate them so their special efforts may be recognized.

Deadline is FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2012.

International Association of Music Libraries 2012 Montréal, July 22 to 27, 2012

(Web version / version web / Internet version : http://montreal2012.info/postcard/IAML.html)

Register now for IAML 2012 in Montréal and take advantage of the early bird discount!

http://iaml.montreal2012.info/

We have planned an exciting program for you!

Kathy Dempsey's 'Writing Marketing Messages that Matter'

ImageKathy Dempsey, Library Marketing Consultant at Libraries are Essential (http://www.librariesareessential.com/), presented a fact-packed workshop sponsored by the ABQLA at the 2011 Congrès des milieux documentaires du Québec.

Her workshop Writing Marketing Messages That Matter provided concrete tips on everything from getting rid of confusing library-speak to participating in social media in meaningful ways. For those who missed the presentation, tips and articles of interest to library marketers can be found on the Libraries are Essential (http://www.librariesareessential.com/) website, Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/LibrariesAreEssential), or on The 'M' Word - Marketing Libraries blog (http://themwordblog.blogspot.com/).

Celebrating 100 Years with a Sleepover at the Library!

ImageBy Wendy Wayling, Children’s Librarian at the Westmount Public Library

Thinking about hosting a library sleepover? The first thing you need is an enthusiastic staff with great stamina! When I started thinking about how we would close the Westmount Public Children’s Library's 100th anniversary celebrations, I knew we wanted to do something special, especially for the older children at the Library. We had already organized a storytelling/Victorian Tea at the beginning of the year for the younger children and their parents. Inspiration came when I read about the plans for the New York Public Library's 100th Anniversary Scavenger Hunt Find the Future at NYPL. I thought we also have an amazing history - why not invite our kids to discover it overnight!

ABQLA/CLA/SLA Holiday Fundraiser for CODE

by Megan Fitzgibbons

The annual CODE fundraiser, a highly-anticipated tradition in Montreal’s library community, has taken place for an impressive 28 years. This year’s iteration had a different sparkle at a new venue, held on December 5, 2011 at Phillips Lounge in the city’s downtown sector.

FRBR in the Jewish Public Library

Imageby Eddie Paul

On a warm spring evening in Paris on May 29, 1913, an opulent crowd at the Champs Élysées Theatre rioted at the premiere performance of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. One shrewd musicologist wrote that "the pagans on stage made pagans of the audience." The piece is a celebration of pagan rituals that eventually leads to a sacrifice of a chosen young woman to propitiate the gods of spring.

No such harsh reaction greeted the introduction of RDA or FRBR to the library community back in 1997 when the new replacement for AACR2 was introduced by IFLA, although it certainly hasn’t been without resistance from some elements, possibly because paradigms (MARC is a little over 40 years old) and the people who conceive them shift just a bit more slowly than the tectonic plates. The gods of spring are also not that easily propitiated, especially when the propitiators are limited by consensus and cataloguing subcommittees.

Reading online: too distracting?

Sandra Bebbington Information Literacy Coordinator-MELS DSCA SAR

In a recent discussion I had with someone about tablets in the school library, it was brought to my attention that some people see tablets has having the potential of distracting people from reading. With all the additional abilities that tablets have such as apps or web access they detract from the e-reader aspect of the device. My response was simply - so??

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