2018 Call for proposals

ABQLA is pleased to invite members of the library and information professional community to submit conference proposals for the 86th annual conference to be held in Montreal on Friday, May 4th, 2018. The theme for this year’s conference is “All Inclusive: Leading, Inspiring, Empowering.” In an era of divisiveness and exclusion, libraries can play an important role in welcoming and empowering members of their communities.

To learn more, visit: http://abqla.qc.ca/conference/2018/call-for-proposals

ABQLA Student Scholarship

The ABQLA is proud to announce its Student Scholarship award, which recognizes and rewards outstanding current or new ABQLA student members. Win $750 as well as complimentary registration for the ABQLA Annual Conference.

Application deadline:  February 9, 2018.



Professional Development Award

The ABQLA is proud to announce its Professional Development Award.

Win $750 as well as complimentary registration for the ABQLA Annual Conference.

The Professional Development Award can include attendance or presentations at conferences, workshops or seminars and participation in courses, both in person and online.


Application deadline: Friday, February 9, 2018.

Registration for ALC 2018 is now open!

Alberta Library Conference

April 26-29
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge



We stand up: we inspire hope, create change, and empower individuals and groups. We listen, we learn. We stand for human rights, for dignity, and for access to information.

It will be a great conference including:

Information Studies Career Fair

Students from McGill University’s School of Information Studies (SIS) and Université de Montréal’s École de Bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l’information (ÉBSI) are proud to present the annual Information Studies Career Fair. 

This year, the event will take place on March 23rd, 2018, 1:00-5 pm at McGill’s New Residence Hall (3625 Parc avenue) followed by a 5 à 7. 

True North Science Boot Camp - registration now open!

The 2018 True North Science Boot Camp for Librarians will be held in Montréal, Québec, Canada from May 23rd through May 25th, 2018, and is jointly organised by Concordia University and McGill University. This year’s theme is smart cities and artificial intelligence.
Highlights include:

· Sessions on artificial intelligence, smart cities, cryptocurrencies, an HIV self-testing app and urban noise management;

Colloque de l’ARQ et du CÉRTA - 86e Congres de l'ACFAS 2018

Merci de consulter l'appel à communications en p.j., du Colloque de l'Association pour la recherche qualitative (ARQ) et du Centre d'études et de recherches sur les transitions et l'apprentissage (CÉRTA) qui se tiendra dans le cadre du 86e congrès de l'ACFAS.

Le thème du colloque est le suivant : La recherche qualitative avec les populations en contexte de vulnérabilité économique et sociale : entre ajustements mutuels et influences réciproques.


The Wikipedia Library/1Lib1Ref 2018

ImageFrom January 15th - to February 3rd, Wikipedia is hosting the Wikipedia Library/1Lib1Ref initiative where they hope to have every librarian possible worldwide (yup worldwide!), contribute one, just one reference in order to make Wikipedia a reliable resource for everyone.

CAPAL18 - Call for Proposals

Community, Diversity, and Education: Academic Librarianship in Challenging Times

will be held in conjunction with Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2018 at University of Regina, Saskatchewan, 29-31 May, 2018

(Preconference 28 May, 2018)


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