TD Summer Reading Club Library Awards introduce $10,000 first prize in 2015!

TD Summer Reading Club Library Awards introduce $10,000 first prize in 2015!

Interested in great rewards for your public library?

If your library offered the TD Summer Reading Club in 2015, be sure to submit your application for the Library Awards by November 2nd.

First prize is now $10,000!

The eligibility criteria and 2015 application form are on the website:

Call for Mentors!

The CLA Student Chapter at McGill & the Public Libraries Section of the ABQLA are pleased to invite you to participate in the 2015/2016 Professional Partnering Program (PPP).

The PPP is a flexible mentoring program that connects students in McGill's School of Information Studies with information professionals with similar professional interests. 

ABQLA Fall Kick-Off

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 18:00
McIntyre Medical Building - 3rd floor – 3655 Promenade Sir William Osler, Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1Y6

The Quebec Library Association cordially invites you to join us for the 2015 Fall Kick-off event at the Osler Library of the History of Medicine at McGill University. Come enjoy some wine and cheese while catching up with your ABQLA colleagues!  

Then, join us for a guided visit at the beautiful Osler Library of the History of Medicine at McGill University.

Fair pricing for ebooks at public libraries

Canadian Public Libraries for Fair Ebook Pricing have formed a coalition to raise awareness of the high prices that multinational publishers charge public libraries for ebooks.

Response to the cut of librarians at the LBPSB

ABQLA Response to the Proposed Cut of Librarians at the Lester B. Pearson School Board

June 10, 2015

"We must all make the effort to ensure that our schools have the resources to provide the print and electronic sources, the technology, and the professional library staff to give all of our children the skills and the tools they need to navigate their way in this knowledge society."

-- Roch Carrier, former National Librarian of Canada

Sign the petition to reverse the cuts to LBPSB Librarians!

Please see the links below for to the petition to reverse the decision to cut all librarian jobs at the Lester B. Pearson School Board (LBPSB), and a link to the SOS Librarians Facebook page.

Keep librarians working the LBPSB schools! Sign the petition online 

Last Chance to Pre-Register for the 2015 CLA National Conference and Trade Show


Conference runs from Wednesday June 3rd to Friday June 5th, a full 3 days of education, networking and experiences.  

Have you seen the lineup for conference? We have gathered the knowledgeable, the experienced and some thought provoking speakers to give you the best takeaways from conference! Session details have been posted so you can read more about each, the key take-aways and who the session may apply to. See the program by day for details.

Full-day workshop: Getting ready for Linked Data: MARC to BIBFRAME

CLA – Technical Services Network event

Getting ready for Linked Data: MARC to BIBFRAME”

Presented by Victoria Mueller, Zepheira

Tuesday June 2, 2015

Full-day workshop, 9:00am to 4:00pm

Venue: Carleton University Library, room 252.

Pay parking is available:



CLA members and students $100

Non CLA members $140

"Managing Knowledge for Organizational Creativity & Innovation," McGill School of Information Studies professional seminar, May 1

McGill School of Information Studies Professional Seminar

Managing Knowledge for Organizational Creativity & Innovation

Date: May 1, 2015

Time: 9:00 am–4:00 pm

Location: McGill School of Information Studies, 3661 Peel Street, Montreal, QC, H3A 1X1

Fee: $429 CDN plus applicable taxes. Includes refreshments, lunch, and presentation materials

ABQLA School Section Event: An Evening With Don Aker

Monday, May 4, 2015 - 19:00
Westmount Public Library 4574 Rue Sherbrooke O, Westmount, QC H3Z 1G1

The School Section is pleased to invite you to "An Evening with Don Aker," held in conjunction with the Canadian Children's Book Centre.

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