Meetings with Books: Raymond Klibansky, Special Collections and the Library in the 21st Century

McGill University Library will be hosting a symposium on March 20, Meetings with Books: Raymond Klibansky, Special Collections and the Library in the 21st Century and will include a panel with Gerald Beasley, and Désirée Park. The symposium is free to attend and is open to everyone.

Call for Papers! 2013 NLLA Conference

The 2013 NLLA Conference Planning Committee is now accepting proposals. Please see attached for details.

Invest in Your Career: An Intensive Workshop with Ulla de Stricker

Friday, February 22, 2013 - 09:00
Concordia University, Webster Library, 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Montreal - Room LB 203

Whether you are a recent graduate, a student, or well advanced in your career, you won't want to miss Ulla de Stricker's workshop. In a single day, you'll be equipped with the tools to succeed as a polished professional.

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.


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