Access 2012. Call for proposals deadline extended

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...

TD Canadian Children’s Book Week 2012

The ABQLA’s Youth and School libraries sections, jointly with the Montreal Children’s Literature Roundtable, are glad to invite you to a meeting with author Caroline Pignat. Her visit is part of the 2012 edition of the TD Canadian Children’s Book Week. Winner of numerous awards, amongst which the prestigious Governor General Literary award for Children’s Literature (text) in 2009 for her historical fiction “Greener Grass”, the author will be with us to speak about her creative moments and inspiration.

When: May 9th 2012, 7-8.30 p.m.

Face à face: The Human and Living Library Projects at McGill University, Concordia University and Pointe-Claire Public Library

This ABQLA Public Libraries Section event will be held on Wednesday May 16, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the Westmount Public Library. Learn about the Human Library Project in which visitors are given the opportunity to speak informally with “people on loan.” The Human Library initiative began as a means to reduce prejudice and promote understanding, and the project has continued to evolve throughout participating libraries. This event will explore the possibilities and challenges of the Human Library Project in both academic and public libraries.

Christine Jacobs to Receive the Anne Galler Award

The Anne Galler Awards Committee is very pleased to announce that Ms Christine Jacobs is the recipient of the 2012 Anne Galler Award for Outstanding Library Service.

Ms Jacobs has been a faculty member at John Abbott College for many years and is currently Chair of the Department of Information& Library Technologies.

We congratulate Christine as this award is in recognition of the longstanding and broad scope of Christine's contributions to our field.

Anne Wade, Lisa Milner, Maria Luisa G. Morales
2012 Awards Committee

eBooks in School Libraries

The School Libraries Section invites you to participate in a discussion about the opportunities and issues surrounding the implementation of eBooks in School Libraries. A panel of school librarians from a variety of communities will touch on the topics of availability, platforms, devices, budgets, best practices, and the future of school library collections. Bring questions, concerns and ideas to share.

School Library Section Report

by Shannon Babcock
The School Library section of the ABQLA is gathering steam! After participation in the Maurice Sendak storytelling event at the Jewish Public Library (in association with the Youth and Public Library sections) the school section foresees three upcoming school-related events.

80th ABQLA Annual Conference (2012)



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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

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 18:00
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

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 18:30
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


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