Groupe étudiant McGill de l’ABQLA

Le groupe étudiant McGill de l'ABQLA vise à mettre en contact les étudiants en sciences de l'information de McGill avec le milieu professionnel des bibliothèques de Montréal et du Québec, à court terme pendant leurs études, ou avec une vision de carrière à long terme.  Nous organisons des événements sociaux et professionnels pour les étudiants et nous les invitons à participer aux activités organisées par l'ABQLA. Nos événements comprennent l’invitation de conférenciers, des visites en bibliothèques, une visite à la cabane à sucre ainsi que des activités festives pour l'Halloween et pour la Saint-Valentin.


Out from the Stacks: Librarians Without Borders in Guatemala 2011

Authors: Rebecca Burbank, Carolyn Doi, Nouf Khashman, Emily McHugh, Amanda Oliver

This article presents reports from four Librarians Without Borders student volunteers from McGill University who recently participated in a service-learning assignment at a school library in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.

Oh, the Places You Will Go! (Literally)

Imageby Amber McNair, ABQLA McGill Student Chapter President

Beginning a career in this fascinating and constantly changing field is both exciting and daunting. The job search, while at times exhilarating, is emotionally taxing. Having the option and desire to be mobile, I applied for public library positions in many communities across Canada and I was very fortunate to be offered the position of Youth Services Librarian at Huntsville Public Library. Re-locating to Huntsville, Ontario, a town of 18,280, has been quite a change from Calgary where I grew up, studied, and taught, and from Montreal where I completed the MLIS program at McGill.

Panel Discussion: Careers in Public Libraries

ImageThe McGill ABQLA Student Chapter was very pleased to invite Lora Baiocco, Heather Brydon, and Joanne de Groot to speak about their careers, experiences and tips for students interested in public libraries on February 9, 2011.  For this event, Panel Discussion: Careers in Public Libraries, the seats in the School of Information Studies’ beautiful conference room were remarkably full.

Panellists each described their careers and current responsibilities, offering background on how they entered the library world. They then spoke about professional development and strongly encouraged students to become involved in the library community.  Their suggestions for involvement included joining associations and participating in conferences, whether it be by volunteering, attending, or presenting or by following the event on Twitter if attendance is not feasible.

Students 'Hike Up the Mountain'


The McGill ABQLA Student Chapter hosted a "Saturday Hike Up the Mountain" on the first weekend after classes began.  The group of of first and second year MLIS students from left to right:  Laura Markiewicz, Ane-Marie Quiring, Becky Burbank, Adrienne Smith, Adam Baron, Caroline Gerbaulet-Vanasse and Amber McNair.


For the first time students from Université de Montréal’s École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l’information (EBSI) and McGill University’s School of Information Studies (SIS) will be holding a joint Career Fair. We welcome organizations from all information fields. Whether or not you currently have jobs available, we want to see you there!

Thursday, March 18, 2010, from 1 to 5 p.m.
Grande Bibliothèque, 475 De Maisonneuve Blvd. East, Montreal (Quebec)


Cette année, pour la première fois, les étudiants de l’École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l’information (EBSI) de l’Université de Montréal et de la School of Information Studies (SIS) de l’Université McGill tiendront ensemble un Salon de l’emploi. Que vous ayez ou non des postes disponibles en ce moment, nous comptons sur votre participation!


Quand: Le jeudi 18 mars 2010, de 13 h à 17 h
Où: Grande Bibliothèque, 475, boulevard De Maisonneuve Est, Montréal

Welcome to Back to a New School Year!

My name is Amanda Halfpenny and I am the new president of the student chapter of the ABQLA at McGill for 2009-2010. Last week marked the beginning of a new school year and the Library and Information Studies program at McGill is teeming with new arrivals who all seem nervous but optimistic about this new stage in their lives.

Brown Bag Lunch with JoAnne Turnbull, Director of CRSBP of the Laurentians

All are welcome to attend the next ABQLA McGill Student Chapter event.

We are happy to present JoAnne Turnbull, a graduate of McGill SIS '87, who will speak about her successful, multifaceted career in academic, public, law, and corporate libraries through good and difficult economic times.

Student Chapter Open Meeting

Happy New Semester!

Come on out to the ABQLA Student Chapter's first meeting of the new semester on Wednesday, January 21 at 12:15 pm in MS 24.

We'll be electing a new Communications Officer (the last one just graduated - congratulations, David!), and letting you know about some great events planned for this semester.

We've got a great speaker coming at the end of the month, and we're dreaming up some fun social events to get us out of the McLennan basement.We'd love your input!

Bring your lunch - we'll provide the cookies.

Jen Hoyer,