Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


Registration and the call for papers is now open for the 28th Polar Libraries Colloquy, which will be held 7th to 13th June 2020 at Université Laval, in Québec City. The deadline for paper submission is 31 January.

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.
  • Introduce participants to the culture of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal of northern Quebec .
  • Make you 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)

More information can be found on the event website.

If you are interested in attending but would require financial assistance, please remember that the Hubert Wenger award is available to provide a bursary for one attendee – this would cover registration plus up to $400 (US) in travel costs. Details are at

Please contact Stéfano, Joë or Gaston at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.

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