ABQLA Spring Social Event

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 18:00
Siboire, 5101 Blvd St-Laurent, Montreal

L’Association des bibliothécaires du Québec - Quebec Library Association invites you to our Spring Social Event. Join us for drinks, snacks, and networking at Siboire, a bistro brew pub located in the heart of Mile End. ABQLA will be providing free appetizers to share!

Space is limited, so RSVP to abqla@abqla.qc.ca is appreciated, but drop-ins are welcome. 

Please note that the ABQLA Code of Conduct will be in effect at this event.

Calling all Volunteers! / Appeler au tous les bénévoles !

Calling all Volunteers!

ABQLA is searching for a new Social Media Editor to take over in May 2018.

For more information, a full job description or if you have any questions please contact:



Appeler au tous les bénévoles !

L'ABQLA est à la recherche d'une nouvelle bénévole qui sera éditeur des médias sociaux pour commencer en mai 2018.

Calling all Volunteers - Head of Communications

ABQLA is searching for a new Head of Communications to take over in May 2018.

The Head of Communications is also the editor in chief for the bulletin.

For more information, a full job description or if you have any questions please contact:


2018-2019 - Nominations for the ABQLA Board of Directors

 Dear ABQLA members,

We are seeking nominations for the ABQLA 2018-2019 Board of Directors.

The following positions are to be filled:

ABQLA Award Winners for Student and Professional Prizes

The ABQLA Awards Committee is thrilled to announce the two winners of its student and professional prizes. The recipient of this year’s Professional Development Award is Paule Kelly-Rhéaume, the Web Services Librarian at Concordia University. The Student Scholarship goes to Myriam Huot-Panneton from Université de Montréal. Congratulations, Paule and Myriam, and see you at the ABQLA Annual Conference!

CAPAL18 - Registration Open!

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the conference organizing committee, I would like to invite you to register for CAPAL18: Community, Diversity, and Education: Academic Librarianship in Challenging Times.  Held in conjunction with Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2018, the fifth annual conference of the Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians will be held at the University of Regina in Regina, Saskatchewan. 

ABQLA School Libraries Section AGM and Spring Event

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 18:00
room 106 at the SIS Mansion 3661 Peel St. Montreal, Quebec H3A 1X1

The School Libraries Section invites you to their Spring event: Metaliteracy and Information Literacy in Schools. Join Joan Bartlett (Associate Professor, School of Information Studies, McGill University) as she shares her research on metaliteracy and information literacy, and how they can be applied in school libraries.

This event will adhere to the ABQLA Code of Conduct. 

The School Libraries Section AGM will take place at the beginning of the event.

Invitation à participer à la formation BarCamp GRIA 2018 « Copier-coller, créacollage numérique, ou plagiat »

Le Groupe de recherche sur l’intégrité académique (GRIA)  organise une formation gratuite pour les étudiants, les enseignants, les chercheurs, les chargés de cours, les bibliothécaires ou toute autre personne intéressée par les sujets du plagiat, des stratégies de créacollage numérique, des compétences informationnelles, rédactionnelles et de référencement documentaire.

La formation aura lieu du 30 mars au 2 avril à l'Université du Québec en Outaouais (pavillon Gatineau). La date limite pour l’inscription est le 30 mars 2018. Le lunch est fourni!

Canada’s True North Science Boot Camp (TNSBC) – CALL FOR 2019 PROPOSALS

Required for the proposal:

·         Description of theme (e.g. research data management in the sciences) or topics (e.g., chemistry, neuroscience, etc.) being proposed. You do not need to supply a detailed final program, just an outline with some proposed sessions.

·         Description of optional activities being proposed.

·         Dates being proposed.

·         Accommodations proposed.

·         Statement of institutional commitment (i.e., UL/AUL statement of support).

ABQLA School Section call for nominations / Appel de candidatures de la section des bibliothèques scolaire de l'ABQLA

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Dear ABQLA members,

We are seeking nominations for the vice president of ABQLA's School Libraries 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.


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