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Friday, May 10th, 2024

Centre des mémoires montréalaises – MEM

1210, boul. Saint-Laurent
Montréal, QC  H2X 2S5



How to get to the conference


By metro


MEM – Centre des mémoires montréalaises is located close to the St Laurent (Green line, 200m) and Champ-de-Mars (Orange line, 600m) metro stations.


By bus


55 St Laurent
125 Ontario
129 Côte-Sainte-Catherine
150 René-Lévesque


By car


There is an underground paid parking garage located under MEM that charges $17/day. The entrance is at 1205 Clark St., accessible from René-Lévesque Boulevard.

While the garage elevator has direct access to the museum, the elevator is only available starting at 11 a.m. If you use the underground parking you will thus need to enter through the museum’s St. Laurent entrance.

If you need elevator access at the beginning of the day, please contact us at




Though the museum does not open to the public until 11 a.m., conference attendees will have access to the building starting at 8 a.m. through the primary entrance at 1210 boulevard Saint-Laurent.



The conference will take place entirely on the second floor of the building. There are no stairs to enter the building, and the second floor is accessible via elevator.


All conference rooms, exhibitions, and washrooms are wheelchair accessible.


Public access to the parking garage elevator only begins at 11 a.m., but we can arrange elevator access when needed.


Please contact us at for details or with any other accessibility questions.



Lunch will not be provided at the conference. However, there are many nearby restaurants, including Le Central, a high-end food court next door to MEM that boasts 25 restaurants. The full range of restaurants in the Place des Arts and Chinatown neighbourhoods are all within a five-minute walk.


Coffee, tea, pastries, and snacks will be provided throughout the day. MEM also has a dedicated café that will be available for your needs.

Code of Conduct


The ABQLA Code of Conduct will be in effect during this event, as well as during the Awards Cocktail.


L’Association des Bibliothécaires du Québec – Quebec Library Association (ABQLA) provides a network for its members’ mutual support through education, advocacy, and communication, and aims to do so in an open, positive, welcoming, and safe environment. We expect participants to be respectful toward one another at all events, including conferences, talks, workshops, sessions or any community event online or in a face to face environment.


We do not tolerate harassment in any form. Harassment is understood as any behaviour that threatens another person or group, or produces an unsafe environment. It includes offensive verbal comments or non-verbal expressions related to gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religious beliefs, sexual or discriminatory images in public spaces (including online), deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.


If you feel this code of conduct has been breached, please report the incident to a designated conference volunteer.

For more information about the Code of Conduct, click here.

Conference Planning Committee




Aeron MacHattie
Melissa Rivosecchi




Rudi Aker
Kristen Goodall
Geneviève Gosselin
Nicolas Lobraico
Melissa Martella
Maria Ressina
Ezra Teboul



Silent Auction


We are pleased to announce our 2024 silent auction, which will take place at this year’s conference on Friday, May 10th at the Centre des mémoires Montréalaises. 100% of proceeds will go towards the ABQLA to help fund networking events and professional development opportunities for librarians throughout the province of Québec. Our silent auction will be a perfect opportunity to treat yourself or find a gift for a loved one – all while supporting the ABQLA!


Bidding will be open from 9:30AM on May 10th to 10:30AM on May 11th and will take place online. Visit the auction website to see what items you can win and view bidding instructions.


You can also visit us at our table at the vendor fair at this year’s ABQLA conference to see a selection of the items up for auction in-person! We will be there to answer any questions you may have.


You can take part in the auction by following these steps:

  • Visit the Auction Website and log in to 32Auctions by creating a free account. This will allow you to bid on items, receive email notifications when you are outbid, and allow us to contact you when you win a package or item. You can view items without making an account.
  • Bidding will start at 40% of the item or package’s value – this means it’s possible to get a great deal on some amazing items!
  • Winners will be contacted by email, and may choose to pick-up or have their items delivered locally. Payments will be processed via credit card with the payment processing website Zeffy, we will share a link with you.


Don’t miss out! See below for a selection of the amazing items and packages that will be up for auction on May 10th

Selection of Items for Silent Auction

The Twitter hashtag for the conference is #abqla91