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Conference of the Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL)



Saturday, May 28, 2016 to Tuesday, May 31, 2016


See pages 46-47 in the Congress Guide

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About the conference

CAPAL16 seeks to look “Beyond the Library” to rethink how academic librarians engage with their communities within which our institutions are situated or those with whom we share disciplinary concerns or approaches. Academic librarians need to consider how they and their work are situated – professionally, ontologically, ethically, epistemologically, and physically. This conference is an invitation to academic librarians and scholars who study libraries and information to discuss how we can reframe academic librarianship: in practice, in policy, in theory, and in society.

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  • Subject areas: The social, political, philosophical and ethical dimensions of academic librarianship
  • Pre-conference Workshop: Delving Deeper: Building a Meaningful Program of Research, Saturday, May 28, 9:00 to 5:00 (additional cost $55)
  • Final program (PDF): download it here (updated 2016-04-22)
    President's reception: Monday, May 30, 2016



Only those people who are registered for Congress 2016 and have added the Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL, #304) to their Congress registration may attend this conference. Please note that conference registration fees are separate from the association's membership fees.

About the association

For more information about membership or this conference, please contact the association directly at the contacts listed below.

  • Program Chair: John Wright, University of Calgary; Michael Dudley, University of Winnipeg
  • Local Arrangement Coordinator: Jerremie Clyde, University of Calgary; Rhiannon Jones, University of Calgary
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