Apologies for cross posting or duplication. This is from Lisa Milner, President of ABQLA ([log in to unmask]).

 

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The library and information community of Québec is pleased to present their first joint conference « Investing in the digital world »
to be held November 11th -14th, 2009

The library and information community will come together from the 11th -14th of November 2009 for their inaugural joint conference: « Investing in the
digital world ». For the first time, seven associations are working together to organize a multiparty conference : the Association des bibliothécaires du Québec/Quebec Library Association (ABQLA), the association of Bibliothèques publiques du Québec (BPQ), the Association pour l’avancement des sciences et des techniques de la documentation (ASTED), the Association pour la promotion des services documentaires scolaires (APSDS), the Corporation of Professional Librarians of Quebec (CBPQ), the Réseau BIBLIO du Québec and the Special LibrariesAssociation, Eastern Canada section (SLA).

Investing in the digital world : information professionals will reflect on the revolution transforming our interaction with knowledge and documentation. Over the past few years,numerous conferences, colloquia and publications have dealt with the myriad facets, implications and possible applications of the digital world on libraries and beyond. This new dimension has become a permanent reality in our workplaces; we must now seek to harness its power, and reflect on new approaches and methods of adapting it to our ever-changing needs. The digital world is no longer the great unknown that it once was; it has become an omnipresent tool and, as professionals, we are in a position to influence its development in the interest of improving of the field of library and information services.

The sub-themes of the conference will include : 1) libraries without walls, 2) information overload, 3) ‘documents’ in the point-and-click age, and 4) under the banner « Passons à l’action!», lessons learned from actual practice. These themes touch on the varied attitudes and different strategies adopted by professionals working within a digital environment that has become more and more familiar. The conference will be held at the Palais des congrès de Montréal.  The ASTED website will host a site dedicated to this event (www.asted.org).


http://www.asted.org/congres2009.php

       












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