The Colloquy meets biennially at venues by tradition alternating between Europe and North America.
Connecting communities: collaborating, creating and communicating
Schedule [PDF: 185 MB].
Cold Regions: Pivot Points, Focal Points
Agenda [PDF: 302 MB].
Cool libraries in a melting world : Proceedings of the 23rd Polar Libraries Colloquy 2010, June 13-18, 2010, Bremerhaven, Germany. Edited by M. Brannemann and D. O. Carle. Berichte zur Polar- und Meeresforschung = Reports on polar and marine research, 620.
Program [PDF: 312 MB].
Proceedings [PDF: 5.93 MB].
Currents of Change - The Future of Polar Information. June 2-6, 2008, Edmonton. The Colloquy was hosted jointly by the Canadian Circumpolar Institute and the University of Alberta Libraries. It was held in conjunction with the 2008 meeting of the University of the Arctic Council.
Program [PDF: 1.3 MB]
Proceedings [PDF: 61 MB]
Building polar networks : a strategy for the future. May 8-12, 2006, Rome. Edited by Silvia Sarti and Michela Cecconi. Rome : PNRA S.C.r.l., 2007.
Book of Abstracts [PDF: 1772 KB]
Proceedings [PDF: 11,75 MB]
Copies of the Proceedings are available from PNRA S.C.r.l. for Euro 22,50 (including the handling fee and postage).
To order, please visit the Documents page of the PLC 2006:
Polar Research: Let Us Share - Amiqqaaluta. Proceedings of the 20th Polar Libraries Colloquy, June 7-11, 2004, Ottawa. Edited by Barbara E. Kelcey. Ottawa, Ont. : PLC, 2005.
Proceedings [PDF: 6.36 MB]
Poles apart - poles on-line. Proceedings of the 19th Polar Libraries Colloquy, 17-21 June 2002, Copenhagen. Edited by Kirsten Caning and Vibeke Sloth Jakobsen. Danish Polar Center Publication No. 10, 2002. Copenhagen : Danish Polar Center, 2002.
Proceedings [PDF: 8.2 MB]
Copies are available from the Danish Polar Centre for DKK 200 (Danish kroner) plus handling fee and postage.
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Gateways, archives & libraries into the next millennium : proceedings of the 18th Polar Libraries Colloquy held at the Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 12-17 June 2000. Edited by Barbara E. Kelcey. Winnipeg, Man. : Hudson's Bay Company Archives, 2001.
Copies available for CAD $25, payable by a cheque or money order
made out to HBC Archives Trust Fund. Order from:
Hudson's Bay Company Archives
Archives of Manitoba
130-200 Vaughan Street
Winnipeg MB R3C 1T5
Electronic information and publications : looking to the electronic future, let's not forget the archival past : proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference of the International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers (IAMSLIC) and the 17th Polar Libraries Colloquy (PLC). / Addendum : Collaboration between scientific societies and libraries, benefits and arrangements. Edited by James W. Markham, Andrea L. Duda & Martha Andrews. Fort Pierce, Fla. : IAMSLIC, 1999.
Creativity, lighting the poles : collaborative solutions to common problems : proceedings of the 16th Polar Libraries Colloquy, June 17-22, 1996, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage, and Partial proceedings of the 6th Northern Libraries Colloquy, July 12-15, 1976, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Edited by Juli Braund-Allen and Cathie Innes-Taylor. Anchorage, Alaska : Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1997.
Bi-polar information initiatives : the needs of polar research : proceedings of the 15th Polar Libraries Colloquy, July 3-8, 1994, Cambridge, UK. Edited by D.W.H. Walton, W. Mills and C.M. Phillips. Bluntisham, England : Bluntisham Books, 1995.
Copies available for £15. Order from:
PE28 3LS, UK
International sharing of polar information resources : proceedings of the 14th Polar Libraries Colloquy, May 3-7, 1992, Byrd Polar Research Center, the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A. Edited by Lynn B. Lay and Lynn Tipton Everett. Columbus, Ohio : Byrd Polar Research Center, Ohio State University, 1992.
Copies available from:
Lynn Lay, Librarian
Goldthwait Polar Library
Byrd Polar Research Center
The Ohio State University
1090 Carmack Road
Columbus, OH 43210-1002
Telephone: (614) 292-6715
Fax: (614) 292-4697
Man's future in arctic areas : proceeding of the 13th Polar Libraries Colloquy, 10-14 June 1990.Edited by Raija Kivilahti, Liisa Kurppa, Michael Pretes. Rovaniemi, Finland : University of Lapland, 1990.
Copies available from:
Arctic Centre, University of Lapland
96101 Rovaniemi, Finland
Twelfth Northern Libraries Colloquy : 5-9 June 1988. Edited by Ann M. Brennan and Martha Andrews. Boulder, Colo. : World Data Center A for Glaciology (Snow and Ice) and Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR), University of Colorado, 1988.
Proceedings of the eleventh Northern Libraries Colloquy, Luleå, Sweden, June 9-12. Edited by Terje Höiseth and Ann-Christine Haupt. Luleå, Sweden : Centek, 1986.
Proceedings of the tenth Northern Libraries Colloquy, held at Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland, August 12-16, 1984. Edited by Judith A. Whittick and Barbara D. Rodden. St. John's, Nfld. : Centre for Cold Ocean Resources Engineering, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1984.
Proceedings of NLC 9. Edited by Gøril Hessvedt and Louise Barnard. Tromsø, Norway : Universitetet i Tromsø, Institutt for museumsvirksomhet, 1982.
Proceedings of the 8th Northern Libraries Colloquy, Edmonton and Whitehorse, June 1-6, 1980. Edited by G.A. (Nita) Cooke and Garth Graham. Edmonton, Alta. : Boreal Institute for Northern Studies, 1982.
Arctica 1978 : VIIe Congrès international des bibliothèques nordiques = Arctica 1978 : 7th Northern Libraries Colloquy : 19-23 septembre 1978. Published under the direction of Jean Malaurie. Volume prepared by Sylvie Devers. Paris : Édition du Centre national de la recherche scientifique, 1982.
6th Northern Libraries Colloquy, July 12-15, 1976, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
(Partial proceedings published with the Proceedings of the 16th Polar Libraries Colloquy, June 17-22, 1996, Anchorage, Alaska).
The collected papers of the fifth Northern Libraries Colloquy = Nordkalottens Biblioteksmöte, held at Rovaniemi Library, Finland, 26-30 May 1975. Collected by Salme Korhonen and Ros Weyland. Rovaniemi, Finland : Rovaniemi Library, 1975.
Proceedings of the fourth Northern Libraries Colloquy : held at the Arctic Institute of North America, Montreal, Canada, June 3-6, 1974. Edited by Irene Coutinho. Montreal, Que. : Arctic Institute of North America, 1975.
3rd Northern Libraries Colloquy : Cambridge, England, 25-29 June, 1973. Cambridge, Eng. : Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, 1973.
2nd Colloquy on Northern Library Resources : Hanover, New Hampshire, 21 May-2 June, 1972. Hanover, N.H. : Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, 1972.
Proceedings of the First] Colloquy on Northern Library Resources : Edmonton, 16-17 June, 1971. Montreal, Que. : Arctic Institute of North America ; Edmonton, Alta. : Boreal Institute for Northern Studies, University of Alberta, 1971.