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:
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.

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. 

The Dewey Divas and the Dudes @ Bibliothèque et centre d'informatique Atwater

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 18:30
Bibliothèque et centre d'informatique Atwater, 1200 Avenue Atwater, Westmount

Les sections des bibliothèques publiques, des bibliothèques scolaires et jeunesse de l’ABQLA vous invite à joindre The Dewey Divas and the Dudes pour une soirée de découvertes littéraires.

The Dewey Divas and the Dudes @ Atwater Library and Computer Centre

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 18:30
Atwater Library and Computer Centre, 1200 Atwater Ave., Wesmount

The Public Libraries, School Libraries and Youth sections of the ABQLA invite you to join The Dewey Divas and the Dudes for an evening of literary discovery.

When: May 21, 2014 at 6:30 pm
Where: Atwater Library and Computer Centre, 1200 Atwater Ave., Wesmount

ABQLA Members: Free!
Non-Members: $5
Refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP by May 20 to:

ABQLA Communications Committee -- two volunteering opportunities

The ABQLA Communications Committee has two openings:  Bulletin Editor-in-chief and Print Layout Editor. 
These volunteer positions start immediately following our Annual General Meeting, on May 8th. 
Volunteers must be ABQLA members in good standing.  Job descriptions are attached.
The successful candidate would be part of a dedicated team of talented individuals!
Communications Committee
ABQLA Bulletin Editor-in-chief:  TBD
Book Review Editor:  Éthel Gamache

Celebrate TD Canadian Children's Book Week with author/editor Sarah Harvey!

Monday, May 5, 2014 - 19:00
Westmount Public Library, 4574 Sherbrooke Street, West, Westmount 514-989-5300

It’s going to be an eventful week with our annual conference May 8th  and a celebration of Canadian children’s authors and illustrators taking place all across the country.
Touring all week in Quebec, Sarah Harvey is the author of ten books and an experienced editor.
From Victoria, BC she will be speaking at Westmount Public Library, May 5th 7:00 pm.
The event is free with light refreshments and books will be sold by Livre Babar.

Beaconsfield Library Presents: Kenneth Oppel

Kenneth Oppel will be visiting Beaconsfield Library to present his new novel:The Boundless
Where: Beaconsfield Library, 303 Beaconsfield Blvd, 514-428-4460
When: Wednesday, May 14th @7pm
Book signing will follow talk, Livres Babar will be making books available for purchase!

Successful McGill SIS Career Fair in Partnership with EBSI

Robin Canuel & Sonia Smith McGill SIS Career Fair in Partnership with EBSI

Pictured: ABQLA President Robin Canuel & Youth Section President Sonia Smith
Photo Credit: McGill School of Information Studies
ABQLA was pleased to host a popular table at the annual McGill SIS Career Fair in Partnership with EBSI, held at the McGill University campus on April 2nd.
The ABQLA representatives were able to interact with many students from McGill & EBSI, highlighting the benefits of ABQLA membership and our annual Conference!


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