Web Resources: Disaster-Related Information

Do Canadian Health Librarians Need Disaster-Related Information?
In June 2013, Alberta, Canada, experienced very heavy rainfall levels that triggered catastrophic flooding in the southern half of the province along main rivers and tributaries. To help with cleanup and much-needed health and flood-related information, Robin Featherstone and Dean Giustini have created three pathfinders for others to adapt as necessary:

Interview with Julie-Anne Cardella

One of ABQLA’s Directors, Julie-Anne Cardella - who also served as ABQLA President two years ago - went to Europe in May with a group of students from EBSI.  
While she was there, she was interviewed on her view of the library situation in Quebec.  The link to the interview is http://www.thisweekinlibraries.com/?p=528

Continuing Education Certificate

As a member of the Partnership, Canada’s network of provincial Library Associations, the ABQLA is pleased to offer our members the Continuing Education Certificate (CEC) to enhance your professional development.

NFB Film Club - 2013 Fall Schedule

Are you interested in hosting a screening for your community from this fascinating roster of films?  Now you can with the NFB Film Club.

The NFB Film Club is a FREE initiative specifically created for all Public Libraries across the country.  It grants a privileged access to new, relevant thought-provoking documentaries and also award-winning entertaining animations for the whole family.

Joint Statement on Qualities of a Successful Librarian and Archivist of Canada

Joint Statement on Qualities of a Successful Librarian and Archivist of Canada
A new Librarian and Archivist of Canada will be appointed in the near future. 
The Librarian and Archivist of Canada will be selected to carry out the legal obligations and responsibilities as outlined in the Library and Archives of Canada Act.


Yes Oui CANSCAIP hosts Imagine a Story

Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 09:00
Dawson College (4001 de Maisonneuve Blvd., Montreal)

Yes Oui CANSCAIP hosts Imagine a Story, a one-day conference for adults interested in writing, illustrating, and performing for children and teens.

The event takes place on Saturday, May 25th from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Dawson College (4001 de Maisonneuve Blvd., Montreal).

Concerning the new Code of Conduct: Values and Ethics put forth by Library and Archives Canada

Mise en candidature pour les Prix du Congrès des milieux documentaires 2013

Les Prix du CMD 2013 reconnaissent et encouragent les réalisations architecturales et innovantes de bibliothèques, de service d’information et de centres d’archives du Québec. Les institutions québécoises qui ont récemment fait preuve d’un talent novateur dans ces domaines peuvent soumettre leur candidature pour l’un des prix suivants :

Please Feed the Bookworm!


What is new, what is hot in the field of services for teens?  How can we engage teens to read and share their passion for reading?  The on-line teen book club that has been put up at the Eleanor London Cote-Saint-Luc Public Library is a perfect example of what could be done with a great idea, passion and perseverance.  Valerie Medzalabanleth, Manager of Children’s Services, presented her project of implementing an on-line book club for teenagers.

The event, organised by the School and Youth sections on April 8th 2013 was a huge success!  The talk allowed us to understand the issues connected to the introduction of this new service, the preparation, the technical specifications, the facts related to the choices of books and the creation of the entries.


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