Guest post: A year of Canadian conferences

Today’s guest post is from Christine Smith, our country coordinator for Canada.  In the spirit of this month’s theme of Conferences, Christine has provided us with a round up of the local conference scene in Canada:

If you are planning a trip to the beautiful country of Canada in the coming months, you may be interested to know that there are exciting library and information science conferences going on all year long. Want to learn more? Here’s a quick reference guide to 15 of the country’s upcoming events.

Canadian Conferences at a Glance

1) Conference: British Columbia Teacher-Librarian’s Association Conference

Conference’s appeal: Serving British Columbian library professionals in the education sector

Dates: October 25, 2013

Location: Maple Ridge, British Columbia



2) Conference: Le congrès des milieux documentaire du Québec (Conference of the Library and Information Community of Quebec)

Reason to go: Largest francophone LIS conference in Canada

Dates: November 25-27 2013

Location: Montreal, Quebec


3) Conference:  Ontario Library Association Super Conference

Why go? : Canada’s largest library association conference

Date: January 29-February 1, 2014

Location: Toronto, Ontario


4) Conference:  Spring event of the Association of Professional Librarians of New Brunswick- Association des bibliothécaires professionnel(le)s
du Nouveau-Brunswick.

This year’s theme: Credibility on the Internet

Date: April (Association’s yearly conference is in October)

Location: New Brunswick


5) Conference:  Saskatchewan School Library Association

Keynote speaker: Naomi Harm

Date: April 11, 2014

Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan


6) Conference:  Alberta Library Conference

This year’s theme: Be the change!

Date: April 24-27, 2014

Location: Jasper, Alberta



7) Conference:  Association des bibliothèques du Québec Library Association Conference

Highlights: Bilingual day-long LIS conference

Date: May

Location: Montreal, Quebec



8) Conference:  Newfoundland and Labrador Library Association Conference

Who are its members? : Individuals who support libraries across Newfoundland and Labrador

Date: May

Location: St. John’s, Newfoundland



9) Conference:  Saskatchewan Library Association Conference

2014 theme: Learning for Life

Date: May 1-3, 2014

Location: Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan



10) Conference:  Manitoba Library Conference

Upcoming theme: Unlimited Potential

Date: May 12-14, 2014

Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba


11) Conference:  WILU, the Workshop on Instruction in Library Use, Conference

What’s it about? : “Canada’s only teaching and learning conference focused on information literacy”

Date: May 21-23 2014

Location: London, Ontario


12) Conference:  Canadian Library Association Conference

Reason to go: The National LIS conference

Date: May 29-June 1, 2014

Location: Victoria, British Columbia


13) Conference:  Atlantic Provinces Library Association Conference

Why go? : To attend a conference that promotes library and information services across New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland

Date: June 3-6, 2014

Location: Moncton, New Brunswick


14) Conference:  Special Library Association Annual Meeting

Association motto: Connecting people and information

Date: June 8-10, 2014

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia


15) Conference:  Access Conference

Conference’s draw: “Canada’s premier library technology conference”

Date: September

Location: Calgary, Alberta


If you are planning to attend any of these conferences, or have others in your country that you would like to share, please leave comments below. As always, you can join in the conversation here, on Facebook or on Twitter using #interlibnet.

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One Comment

  1. Thanks- am planning to visit a friend in Canada in May or June so it seems there are some conferences on at the same time. Would be great if there was possibility to go to one even for a day. Thanks for this information. Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2013 21:11:48 +0000 To:

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