86th Annual ABQLA Conference - Registration now open!

Registration for the 86th Annual ABQLA Conference: All Inclusive: Leading, Inspiring, Empowering is now open! Sign up before April 7th and take advantage of our early bird rate. 

For full details and to register go to:http://abqla.qc.ca/conference/2018/ #abqla18

Public Libraries Section Spring Event and Annual General Meeting - section Bibliothèques publiques événement printanier et assemblée générale annuelle

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 19:00
ARGO Bookshop  1915 Ste. Catherine Ouest, Montreal, Quebec, H3H 1M3

The Public Libraries Section is delighted to welcome you to our Spring Event and Annual General Meeting!  Part business, part party, this event will include a presentation about curating diversity on the bookshelf, given by Argo owners Adele and Moti. The ABQLA is always happy to meet new librarians and library fans, so the general public is welcome to attend!

CFLA-FCAB National Forum May 2, 2018

Please join us for the CFLA-FCAB's National Forum on May 2, 2018 in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Join thought-leaders for a day of discovery and discourse to inform national policies and practices regarding artificial intelligence and intellectual freedom.

CFLA-FCAB Celebrates Freedom to Read Week and Champions Free Expression 

The Canadian Federation of Library Associations/Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques (CFLA-FCAB) is pleased to support Freedom to Read Week (February 25 to March 3). This annual event encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed them under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.  

Librarians around the globe

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 18:00
Webster Library (LB-362) Concordia University 1400 Maisonneuve Blvd W Montreal, QC H3G 1M8

The College and Research Libraries Section invites you to their Spring event: LIBRARIANS AROUND THE GLOBE. Join Dianne Cmor (Associate University Librarian, Teaching & Learning, Concordia University) and Kathleen Botter (Systems Librarian, Concordia University) as they share their adventures in international librarianship.

This event will adhere to the ABQLA Code of Conduct

Nominations for the vice president of ABQLA's College & Research section

Dear ABQLA members,

We are seeking nominations for the vice president of ABQLA's College & Research section.

This is a great opportunity to get involved in a Quebec Association, gain Board experience, become familiar with issues affecting all types of libraries in Quebec and enjoy excellent networking opportunities!

Please find attached the description of available posts and the nomination form.

Nomination Process:

Call for Interest -- Appel d'intérêt : Strategic Planning Working Group / Groupe de travail sur la planification stratégique

Deadline extended -- Date limite prolongée

We are still receiving nominations to serve on this working group.

Nous accueillerons toujours des personnes pour assister à ce groupe de travail.


Dear CFLA-FCAB members,

We are seeking individuals interested in participating in a working group that will help to shape the future of CFLA-FCAB (see attached terms of reference).

CARL Launches Expanded Website and Social Media Campaign for Fair Dealing Week 2018


February 26, 2018. – The Canadian Association of Research Libraries is celebrating the start of Fair Dealing Week 2018 by taking to social media and relaunching an expanded http://fair-dealing.ca website to promote the benefits of copyright's fair dealing exception.

Call for submissions - Spring Issue of the ABQLA Bulletin 

Dear ABQLA members,

This is a call for submissions for the Spring Issue of the ABQLA Bulletin 

We are currently soliciting content submissions for the April issue of the Bulletin.

We welcome submission from all ABQLA members including:

Help CARL communicate the value of fair dealing within Canada's copyright ecosystem

Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2018 runs from Monday, February 26 to Friday, March 2.

During this week, academic libraries and other organizations inform the broader community about their right to deal fairly with works and how this legal provision promotes freedom of expression and equitable access to copyright-protected materials. Canada's federal government is currently reviewing the Copyright Act, which makes it particularly important that the value and role of fair dealing be made clear as part of the broader discussion.


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