POSTPONED TO JUNE 2022: 28th Polar Libraries Colloquy

Event Type: Other

When: 6 June 2021 to 12 June 2021

Where: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

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The 28th PLC Organising Committee, with the approval of the PLC Steering Committee and the Université Laval Library administration, have made a decision, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, to postpone the event until June 5 – June 11, 2022.

This was not a decision made lightly – we looked carefully all our options and decided that postpone for two years was the best choice for health care concerns, logistical and financial reasons.

The conference will focus on contribution of librarians and archivists to the sharing of northern and polar cultures and knowledge. The event will be an excellent opportunity to:

  • Bring together specialists in northern and polar information, from more than 15 different countries.
  • Highlight the unique expertise of librarians and archivists in this field through stimulating presentations.
  • Showcase the work of renowned researchers in northern or arctic studies.
  • Address the issue of metadata decolonization in a special workshop.
  • Discuss various issues related to the management of research data for polar studies in a panel session.
  • Introduce participants to the culture of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal of northern Quebec.

Université Laval’s Library, an organization that believes in values of collaboration and sharing practices between colleagues and institutions, is proud to host the 28th Polar Library Colloquy. Here are some highlights of the Library:

  • The Collections includes more than 6 million documents.
  • The Library team is composed of 220 employees, including 46 librarians.
  • The acquisition Budget was CAD$ 12.2 million in 2017-18.
  • More than 600,000 visits in 2017-2018, an increase of 8% from 2016-17.

Université Laval’s Library owns an extensive collection of documents on northern and Arctic studies, including:

  • Monographs and periodicals covering emerging multidisciplinary fields on these topics.
  • Geospatial data covering the North and the Canadian Arctic areas.
  • First editions of travel accounts and exploration diaries of the Arctic.
  • Antique maps of the Arctic.
  • Scientific, artistic and heritage objects and specimens related to northernness.
  • Cutting-edge expertise consisting of librarians, library technicians and geomatics experts to support research in this field.

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