Call for proposals

On behalf of the ABQLA Board of Directors we are thrilled to invite you to submit your proposals for your 2022 virtual conference to be held in May.


The theme of this year’s ABQLA conference is Through the Looking Glass.


This theme takes up the idea of living through a topsy-turvy time, navigating the uncertainties, adapting, and learning lessons, while it also refers to the time spent interacting with others while simultaneously staring at our own reflected images during Zoom meetings and conferences. It also evokes the notion of libraries as cultural and intellectual mirrors and windows, and blends it with the concept of self reflection that has always characterized the library professions but which is truly the leitmotif of our COVID 19 reality.

This year we seek proposals for presentations and posters that explore the adaptability and resilience of libraries and reflect on what we have learnt in the last 2 years and how we envisage serving our communities in our emerging futures.

Guidelines & Instructions

  • Submissions and presentations may be in either English or French.
  • Proposals must clearly indicate the nature of the subject matter and its relevance to the conference theme, as well as two learning outcomes for participants.
  • The one-day registration fee will be waived for the primary speaker (workshops and individual presentations).
  • The one-day registration fee will be discounted 50% for the primary poster presenter.
  • All proposals will be peer reviewed by the ABQLA Conference Program Committee.
  • The submission deadline is January 31, 2022.
  • All submitters will be notified by February 15, 2022.

If you have any questions or comments please contact

To submit your proposal (English)