Survey on Games in Public Libraries

Kayley Mcleod, a graduate student at McGill University in the School of Information Studies, invites you to participate in her research project entitled Every Game its Player and Every Player their Game: A Survey of Games in Canadian Public Libraries by completing a national survey of public library workers from diverse Canadian public libraries on their gaming programs and collections. The survey builds on the work of Dr. Scott Nicholson, a librarian and Professor of Game Design and Development at Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario.

Exploratory study on social workers and Canadian public libraries

Investigators: Liz Schweizer (Master of Social Work thesis student); Dr. Jessica Ayala (Supervisor) - Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary

An invitation to join the IFLA Global Vision Workshops

On behalf of The Partnership, Canada’s Network of Provincial and Territorial Library Associations, and the Canadian Federation of Library Associations - Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques (CFLA-FCAB) – you are invited to participate in a virtual IFLA Global Vision discussion meeting.

Wednesday, August 2, 2:00 – 3:15 EST (Register here
Monday, September 11, 2:00 – 3:15 EST (Register here

Letter to Ministre Luc Fortin – Ministère de la Culture et des Communications concerning cuts at BAnQ

The ABQLA, along with ASTED, AAQ, APTDQ, and SEC-SLA, have cosigned a Letter to Ministre Luc Fortin – Ministère de la Culture et des Communications concerning the cuts announced at the BAnQ in June 2017. Read the letter at


CFLA-FCAB Truth and Reconciliation Report and Recommendations

At this month's ABQLA Board of Directors meeting a motion was passed to support the recommendations presented in the CFLA-FCAB Truth and Reconciliation Report and Recommendations. The full report is available here:

ABQLA cordially invites you to visit the Open Book Library

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 18:00
LGBTQ+ Community Centre of Montreal - 2075, Plessis St., suite 110 - Montreal, QC H2L 2Y4 (Easily accessible by the 24 bus)

ABQLA cordially invites you to visit the Open Book Library

Position Opening at Partnership Journal

Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice & Research is looking for a Proofreader to join our excellent editorial team.
Details about the position and application procedure are available on our website. Please apply by April 10, 2017.

The ABQLA Public Libraries Section invites you to the beautiful Drawn & Quarterly bookstore for a fantastic presentation on graphic novels!

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 19:00
Librairie Drawn and Quarterly, 211 Bernard W.

Prior to the event, Public Libraries section members are invited to attend the AGM to thank the incredible Zile, outgoing President, and to vote on a new VP for the coming year. 

The AGM will take place at 6:30pm at the bookstore.

Date: Monday, March 27th at 7pm
Location: Librairie Drawn and Quarterly, 211 Bernard W.
Cost: Free!

See you there!

Zile & Maria

ABQLA Youth Section Spring Event and AGM

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 18:15
The Mordecai Richler (Mile End) Public Library, Conference Room 5434 Park Ave, Montreal, QC H2V 4G7 (Corner of Park and St. Viateur)

The ABQLA Youth Section Invites you to their Spring Event and AGM: Show and Tell!

Free for ABQLA Members / $5 for Non-Members

Presented in English but French and Bilingualism are Most Welcome


Show and Tell:


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