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.

2012/2013 Professional Partnering Program - Call for mentors

Dear librarians and information professionals,
The Canadian Library Association Student Chapter at McGill University is pleased to invite you to participate in the 2012/2013 Professional Partnering Program.

The Professional Partnering Program is a flexible mentoring program that connects students in McGill's School of Information Studies with information professionals with similar professional interests. The program aims to develop relationships between students and professionals at a personal level, encouraging student career exploration and knowledge of the information studies field.

Fall Kick-Off 2012

Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 17:30
National Film Board of Canada, 3155 Cote de Liesse, Montreal

The Quebec Library Association cordially invites you to join us for the 2012 Fall Kick-off. Come and enjoy some wine and cheese while catching up with your ABQLA colleagues! Become an ABQLA member that evening and get in for FREE.

This year we have two guest speakers - Marianne Di Domenico will present the NFB's Film Club, and there will be a special presentation by animation filmmaker Lynn Smith.

Please see the attached flyer for the complete information, including carpooling options and registration deadlines.

Montreal Screening - "Louder than a Bomb"

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 19:00
Selwyn House School, 95 Cote St. Antoine Road, Westmount

A question-and-answer session with co-producer Greg Jacobs will follow
the screening.

Tickets ($10 each) are available at:

Livres Babar (46 St. Anne St., Pointe Claire - Phone: 514-694-0380)

Babar en ville (1235 Greene Avenue, Westmount - Phone: 514-931-0606)

August Partnership Meeting

ABQLA is a proud member of The Partnership, Canada's national network of provincial and territorial library associations. The presidents and vice-presidents of each association meet twice per year in Toronto.  Luigina and Robin recently attended the August meeting.  For more information about the Partnership’s programs and services, visit<> .


Access 2012 in Montreal - Registration Open!

Registration is now open for Access 2012 in Montreal, October 18-21, 2012.
 Access is Canada’s premier library technology conference bringing
 librarians, technicians, developers, programmers, and managers 
together to discuss cutting-edge library technologies.

The Art of the Picture Book Exhibition

Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 18:30
Jean-Noel Desmarais Pavilion, 1380 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1J5

Join us for a private and guided visit to the exhibit of over 80 original illustrations from Canadian picture books at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art. Don't miss this superb opportunity to enjoy a remarkable array of talent from this country’s great illustrators.

Cost: $5 for ABQLA members and $8 for non-members

Contact: Sonia Smith :

Teaching, Designing, and Organizing: Concept Mapping for Librarians

Congratulations to Megan Fitzgibbons and April Colosimo for their article in *Partnership*, Teaching, Designing, and Organizing: Concept Mapping for Librarians.


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