Mise en candidature pour les Prix du Congrès des milieux documentaires 2013

Les Prix du CMD 2013 reconnaissent et encouragent les réalisations architecturales et innovantes de bibliothèques, de service d’information et de centres d’archives du Québec. Les institutions québécoises qui ont récemment fait preuve d’un talent novateur dans ces domaines peuvent soumettre leur candidature pour l’un des prix suivants :

Please Feed the Bookworm!


What is new, what is hot in the field of services for teens?  How can we engage teens to read and share their passion for reading?  The on-line teen book club that has been put up at the Eleanor London Cote-Saint-Luc Public Library is a perfect example of what could be done with a great idea, passion and perseverance.  Valerie Medzalabanleth, Manager of Children’s Services, presented her project of implementing an on-line book club for teenagers.

The event, organised by the School and Youth sections on April 8th 2013 was a huge success!  The talk allowed us to understand the issues connected to the introduction of this new service, the preparation, the technical specifications, the facts related to the choices of books and the creation of the entries.

TD Canadian Children's Book Week - Meet John Wilson

The Montreal Children Literature Roundtable, along with the ABQLA Youth and School Library sections invite you to meet author John Wilson at the Westmount Public Library on Monday, May 6th, 2013. Full details in the attached poster.

Please Feed the Bookworm!

Monday, April 8, 2013 - 18:30
Eleanor London Public Library, 5851 Cavendish Blvd, Côte Saint-­Luc, QC, H4W 2X8

Valerie Medzalabanleth, Manager of Children’s Services, Côte-Saint-Luc Library, will share tips and best practices for creating an On-Line Teen Book Club. Prior to this event the Youth Section will hold their Annual General Meeting. More information is available in the attached poster.

CMD/CLIC: Call for Papers, Workshops and Seminars

This year marks the fifth Conference of the Library and Information Community of Quebec (CLIC), to be held November 25 to 27, 2013. For five years now, nine associations have been working together to create an event which, year after year, over a thousand people attend for professional training, inspiration and networking opportunities.

This year’s theme is “INNOVATING: exemplary practices, services and policies.”


Ebooks for Public Libraries: March 21st at the Atwater Library

Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 18:30
Atwater Library and Computer Centre

Thursday, March 21 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Atwater Library and Computer Centre

 The Public Libraries Section of the ABQLA cordially invites you to join:

· Sonia Djevalikian - Division Head - Library, Kirkland Municipal Library

- OverDrive

· Suzanne Payette - Library Director, Brossard Georgette-Lepage Library

- Pretnumerique.ca

· Janine West - Library Director, Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library

- OverDrive in a consortium

Concordia University Libraries Research Forum - Call for Submissions

Concordia University Libraries will hold its annual Library Research Forum on Friday, April 26, 2013 at the Loyola Jesuit Hall and Conference Centre. Proposals are welcome for presentations or posters on research in any area of Library and Information Science. Danuta A. Nitecki, Dean of Libraries at Drexel University and Professor in the Drexel iSchool, will be the keynote speaker. The Forum will begin at 9:30 am and conclude at 3:00 pm. Registration is free and includes a light breakfast and lunch.

Special Collections: Hidden and Unique Holdings

Monday, March 11, 2013 - 18:00
Marvin Duchow Music Library (RM A-512), 527 Sherbrooke Street West



ABQLA’s College & Research Library section will be hosting its second event on March 11, 2013 from 6-8pm in the Marvin Duchow Music Library (RM A-512), 527 Sherbrooke Street West (see attached poster!).

Please join us for "Special Collections: Hidden and Unique Holdings," a panel discussion on the important role of special collections within the academic library.  We are fortunate enough to have three wonderful speakers join us for the evening.

Canadian Library Month

Giant crosswordOctober was Canadian Library Month, and Monday, October 22nd was National School Library Day.  The school libraries of the Lester B. Pearson School Board are raising awareness of the importance of their libraries this school year by engaging in special activities and projects.

National School Library Day gave opportunity to many to promote literacy and reading activities.  Events and contests, which represent the ingenuity and creativity of our school librarians, were: Research Wars, Get Caught Reading, So You Think You Can Search!, story-writing/reading, IPad stories for classes using the library Smartboard, a giant crossword for all to try, and a contest “Books I Read this Summer/Livres que j’ai lus cet ete “ with entries posted all around the school.


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