Don't miss this RDA Map Cataloguing Workshop

On June 17th in Montréal, ACMLA will host a one-day map cataloguing workshop as part of CARTO2014, the Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives 48th annual conference, organised in partnership with Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec and the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).
Using presentations and practical exercises, the workshop aims to provide participants with the basic knowledge and skills needed to describe and provide access to cartographic materials in both print and electronic forms, according to RDA. 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS CLCC – deadline extended to February 14, 2014

CALL FOR PROPOSALS – deadline extended to February 14, 2014
Bishop’s University and the John Bassett Memorial Library invite you to submit a proposal for presentation at the7th Canadian Learning Commons Conference CLCC.
Bishop’s is proud to be hosting this year’s conference from June 9-11, 2014 at the Delta Hotel, Sherbrooke, QC.
Please visit the website for more information on the conference and keynote speakers.

Concordia University’s Senate Resolution on Open Access

Submitted by Sean Swanick
Presenter: Gerald Beasley

Scholarly E-Book Packages: New Trends in Access to Monographs in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Submiited by Sean Swanick
Presenters: Gregory Little and David Macaulay

Opening up Doors to Reading: Innovative Ideas for Developing a Reading Culture in Schools and LIbraries

Submitted by Joan Frazer Burton
Presenter: Joanne De Groot
Joanne de Groot has a PhD and MLIS from the University of Alberta where she currently teaches Teacher-Librarianship by Distance Learning from her home in Quebec. She spoke to a large audience on developing a culture of reading using technology. Joanne began her presentation with story time – reading ‘It’s a Book’ by Lane Smith, which humourously and accurately illustrates the world in which our children live where new technologies have become as familiar to children as traditional books.

Anne Galler Award for Outstanding Library Service

Submitted by Linda J. Toivanen


On behalf of the Awards Committee – Maria Morales, Lisa Milner and myself - it is an absolute pleasure to announce the recipient of this year’s Anne Galler Award: Ms. Christine Jacobs.


Our association created this award many years ago, as a means to recognize an individual who has enriched librarianship in Quebec and made a lasting contribution to the profession. Specifically, this award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated achievement in:

Information Decoration: Mobile Augmented Reality

Submitted by Melissa Tomecz
Presenter: Fiacre O'Duinn
What will they think of next?

Open Science: Past, Present, and Future

Submitted by Irazema Del Valle
Presenter: Andrea Miller-Nesbitt

Québec School Libraries: Preparing Students for the Future

Submitted by Irazema Del Valle
Presenters: Shannon Babcock, Sandra Babbington & Julian Taylor
With great thanks to the conference committee, we were very pleased to present a session specifically focused on school libraries and how they are addressing student needs through access and innovation.
The session offered an overview of the actions and activities of school libraries in Quebec, as well as Ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport (MELS) mandated initiatives supporting school libraries.

Keynote Speaker: The Future of the Digital Library

Submmited by Jocelyne Andrews



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