2018 OLA Super Conference Winners

On behalf of ABQLA, congratulations to the award winners at the 2018 OLA Super Conference: Sandra Singh (@VPLsandra) from Vancouver Public Library, Guy Berthiaume (@GuyBerthiaume2) from LAC-BAC and Vickery Bowles (@vbowlestpl)  from Toronto Public Library.

Your #fearless efforts are an inspiration to us all. #olasc #fearlessbydesign

YCW internship applications

There is one week remaining to submit your applications for the Young Canada Works (YCW) internships!  The deadline is February 1st!

More funding = more applications to be approved by the Canadian Council of Archives!
This year again, as part of the Youth Employment Strategy of the Government of Canada, we have been allocated supplemental funding by the Department of Canadian Heritage, which means that we will be able to help fund 4 times as many internship projects than usual.

Wikipedia #1Lib1Ref campaign - Coffee Hour

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 19:00
Jewish Public Library 5151 Chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine Montréal, QC H3W 1M6

ABQLA is proud to be taking part in the Wikipedia #1Lib1Ref campaign, where librarians around the world are encouraged to provide a source to support (and therefore improve) any Wikipedia article.  

The ABQLA will also be hosting a "coffee hour" event to guide librarians through the process.  

To prepare for this event:

ABQLA Student Scholarship

The ABQLA is proud to announce its Student Scholarship award, which recognizes and rewards outstanding current or new ABQLA student members. Win $750 as well as complimentary registration for the ABQLA Annual Conference.

Application deadline:  EXTENDED: Friday, February 16, 2018 (11:59 p.m.).

Professional Development Award

The ABQLA is proud to announce its Professional Development Award.

Win $750 as well as complimentary registration for the ABQLA Annual Conference.

The Professional Development Award can include attendance or presentations at conferences, workshops or seminars and participation in courses, both in person and online.


Application deadline: EXTENDED: Friday, February 16, 2018 (11:59 p.m.).

Registration for ALC 2018 is now open!

Alberta Library Conference

April 26-29
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge



We stand up: we inspire hope, create change, and empower individuals and groups. We listen, we learn. We stand for human rights, for dignity, and for access to information.

It will be a great conference including:

Information Studies Career Fair

Students from McGill University’s School of Information Studies (SIS) and Université de Montréal’s École de Bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l’information (ÉBSI) are proud to present the annual Information Studies Career Fair. 

This year, the event will take place on March 23rd, 2018, 1:00-5 pm at McGill’s New Residence Hall (3625 Parc avenue) followed by a 5 à 7. 

True North Science Boot Camp - registration now open!

The 2018 True North Science Boot Camp for Librarians will be held in Montréal, Québec, Canada from May 23rd through May 25th, 2018, and is jointly organised by Concordia University and McGill University. This year’s theme is smart cities and artificial intelligence.
Highlights include:

· Sessions on artificial intelligence, smart cities, cryptocurrencies, an HIV self-testing app and urban noise management;

Colloque de l’ARQ et du CÉRTA - 86e Congres de l'ACFAS 2018

Merci de consulter l'appel à communications en p.j., du Colloque de l'Association pour la recherche qualitative (ARQ) et du Centre d'études et de recherches sur les transitions et l'apprentissage (CÉRTA) qui se tiendra dans le cadre du 86e congrès de l'ACFAS.

Le thème du colloque est le suivant : La recherche qualitative avec les populations en contexte de vulnérabilité économique et sociale : entre ajustements mutuels et influences réciproques.


The Wikipedia Library/1Lib1Ref 2018

ImageFrom January 15th - to February 3rd, Wikipedia is hosting the Wikipedia Library/1Lib1Ref initiative where they hope to have every librarian possible worldwide (yup worldwide!), contribute one, just one reference in order to make Wikipedia a reliable resource for everyone.


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