28th Polar Libraries Colloquy

La Bibliothèque de l’Université Laval hosted the 28th Polar Libraries Colloquy, Sharing Polar Cultures and Knowledge: Perspectives from Libraries and Archives, in Quebec City, June 5-11, 2022.

The Polar Libraries Colloquy members would like to thank the conference planning committee for hosting a wonderful conference:

  • Stéfano Biondo, Map Librarian and Geospatial Data Specialist
  • Joë Bouchard, Librarian (Northern Studies)
  • Gaston Quirion, Librarian (Statistical Information)

Colloquy attendees were invited to discover the legendary joie de vivre of Quebec City’s French-speaking community and to enjoy the beautiful surroundings at the heart of the city. The conference focused on contribution of librarians and archivists to the sharing of northern and polar cultures and knowledge. The event :

  • Brought together specialists in northern and polar information, from more than 15 different countries.
  • Highlighted the unique expertise of librarians and archivists in this field through stimulating presentations.
  • Showcased the work of renowned researchers in northern or arctic studies.
  • Addressed the issue of metadata decolonization in a special workshop.
  • Introduced participants to the culture of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal of northern Quebec .
  • Welcomed participants to discover:
    • The beautiful Old Quebec (a UNESCO World Heritage treasure)
    • The Montmorency Forest (the largest research forest in the world)
    • The magnificent Charlevoix area (one of the most beautiful holiday regions in Quebec)

For more information, please visit the 28th Polar Libraries Colloquy website.