Final Call for Conference Submissions

Final Call for Submissions for ABQLA 2013. The submission deadline of Friday February 1st is fast approaching! Make sure you get your submission in on time.


Quebec Committee for New National School Library Standards

A Quebec committee is now being formed to work on the new book on national school library standards to be published by the Canadian Library Association. The book will be published as an eBook in English and French, and will be launched in May 2014 at the annual CLA conference.

The standards are being written by committees in each province. Each committee will be made up of a "learning commons" team: a school board librarian, a community librarian, a school library technician, a principal, a teacher, a parent, and a student.

29th Annual Fundraiser for CODE

Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 17:30
Thomson House, McGill University, 3650 McTavish, Montreal

Appetizers, drinks & our famous raffle! With a presentation by Ingrid Parent, President of IFLA.

Association members: $30; $20 for students, and $45 for non-members -- $10 of this fee goes directly to CODE ( Please RSVP by November 20th. See the attached poster for details.

Call for Submissions

ABQLA is pleased to invite members of the library and information professional community to submit conference proposals for their 81st annual conference to be held in Montreal on Thursday, May 9th, 2013. The theme for this year’s conference will be Assessment: Gaining insight, improving services. The conference will focus on various aspects of assessment, with an emphasis on practical strategies and methods that can help librarians and information specialists ensure their services remain responsive to users’ needs in a rapidly changing world.

Promoting Democracy and Human Rights through Education in Guatemala

Jorge Chojolán – an internationally recognized social entrepreneur, educator, and human rights activist – was born into the indigenous Mayan community in the deeply inequitable society of Guatemala. Despite the barriers before him, he rose to achieve a university degree and went on to found the Miguel Angel Asturias Academy in the predominantly indigenous city of Quetzaltenango. His goal is to transform his society through education at the school by educating and empowering some of Guatemala’s most vulnerable children: girls, the indigenous and the poor. Mr.

NFB Film Club - Winter Schedule

Through its Film Club, the National Film Board of Canada is a privileged partner of public libraries across the country. For winter 2013, the NFB is presenting both classics and new releases in 4 programs for general audiences and one for children.

Digital Humanities: An evening with the experts

Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 18:00
Islamic Studies Library at McGill University

Dear ABQLA College & Research Section members :
Katherine and I are pleased to announce this year’s first event: “Digital Humanities: An evening with the experts." The presenters will be Dr. Steìfan Sinclair (McGill), Dr. Jamshid Beheshti (McGill), Jared Wiercinski (Concordia) and Annie Murray (Concordia).
The event will take place on Nov. 8, 2012 in the Islamic Studies Library at McGill University. The event begins at 6pm. Please RSVP to me, by Oct. 30th as there are limited seats.

Library History - A Call for Papers

The Library History Network (formerly the Library History Interest Group) is soliciting papers for a programme at the National Conference & Trade Show of the Canadian Library Association, Winnipeg, Manitoba, May 29 – June 1, 2013. Particular consideration will be given to proposals dealing with the varied aspects of Canadian Library History. Consideration will also be given to papers on other themes.

Selected papers may be published by the Library History Network in conjunction with CLA.

Papers are solicited on any of the following categories of library history:

Outreach 101

Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 18:30
Atwater Public Library, 1200 Atwater Avenue (at Ste-Catherine)

The Public Library Section of the ABQLA is holding an event at the Atwater Library and Computer Centre on Thursday November 8, called "Outreach 101/Partenariat).
See attached posters for further details.


WPL Presents an Evening with Julija Sukys

Julija Sukys, the author of Epistilophilia will be speaking at Westmount Public Library on October 10. Julija’s book describes the life of Ona Simaite who was a librarian. Time after time, Ona  would enter the Jewish ghetto of Nazi-occupied Vilnius – with food and money and forged documents for those forced behind its walls; she would leave with messages to deliver on their behalf, manuscripts, letters intended for her and, on occasion, sedated children in sacks.

Please see the attached poster for all the details.


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