October/November Webinars from the Education Institute!

Check out these upcoming EI webinars on a wide variety of library and information studies related topics!
All webinars are one hour, unless otherwise posted.

  • $45 for ABQLA/Parternship members
  • $55 for non-members



Thursday, October 9 @ 12 PM ET

Book Talking 3.0: Inspiring and Engaging Readers Online

Readers’ advisory is a key component to library services, but with users moving to more virtual domains, we must focus on virtual book talking, creating an online place for readers’ inspiration. Using blogs and online book clubs, learn to inspire rather than advise so patrons of all ages continue making libraries a part of their reading lives.

CMD 2014: Rappel - Présentez vos réalisations et projets et faites les rayonner!

Vous avez jusqu’au 17 octobre pour choisir la formule adaptée à vos besoins et participer :
Prix Innovation
Présenter une candidature pour des projets réalisés entre le 1 juillet 2012- juin 2014 en remplissant le formulaire en ligne
Le prix sera remis lundi le 1er décembre à 16 h 30.

CAPAL15: Academic Librarianship and Critical Practice

We are pleased to announce the Call for Proposals (CFP) for CAPAL15: Academic Librarianship and Critical Practice, the second annual conference of the Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL), which will be held May 31-June 2, 2015 as part of Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2015 in Ottawa, Ontario, which lies in unceded Algonquin territory.

Win a free registration to CLIC 2014!

This year Bibliothèque et Archives nationale du Québec is offering 5 free registrations to the Conference of the Library and Information Community of Quebec 2014 / Congrès des milieux documentaires du Québec 2014.
Only recently-graduated archivists, librarians and  library technicians (i.e. within the last 3 years, i.e. 2011 or since) are eligible.

Volunteers Needed! 2015 ABQLA Conference Planning Committee

Dear ABQLA colleagues,
We are looking for volunteers to work on the 2015 ABQLA Conference Planning Committee.
The commitment involves one meeting a month starting in late August until next May 2015. We need people interested in working in the following subcommittees:

Natural Disasters: Live from the MOOC's Epicentre! @ McGill Library

Come and meet ice storm expert John Gyakum and volcano expert John Stix to learn about Montreal area natural disasters and why certain disasters would not happen here. The professors, who are currently giving a massive open online course (MOOC), will answer your questions about natural disasters. Refreshments will be served.

Summer EI Webinar Offerings!

Check out the EI Webinar offerings for Summer 2014!
All webinars are 1 hour.
Member (ABQLA/Partnership): $45.00

You can browse the full summer catatogue of webinars here: http://www.accessola2.com/ei/ei-calendar-summer2014.pdf
Highlights for June:

  • Online behavior tracking
  • First steps into management
  • Gender-free libraries
  • Digital Literacy Skills

Highlights for July:

Québec libraries win the TD Summer Reading Club 2013 Library Awards!

Congratulations/félicitations TD Summer Reading Club 2013 Library Award Winners!
Since 2007, the TD Summer Reading Club Library Awards have recognized and rewarded the most innovative and effective TD Summer Reading Club programs in local public libraries across Canada. 
A warm congratulations from the ABQLA to the first prize winners for their 2013 programs:

From the ALA: Library Value Calculator

The ALA and the Massachusetts Library Association have recently posted a Library Value Calculator online.
This tool is meant to help illustrate to patrons and the public how much money using their local library saves them and how to calculate the total Monthly and Yearly value of having access to that library.


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