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Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS)



Wednesday, June 1, 2016 to Friday, June 3, 2016


See pages 46-47 in the Congress Guide

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About the conference

CAIS/ACSI promotes the advancement of information science in Canada. Through our bilingual journal (The Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science) and our annual conference at Congress, we encourage and facilitate the exchange of information relating to the use, access, retrieval, organization, management, and dissemination of information. We welcome student and practicing members from a wide range of occupations and disciplines, including information scientists and archivists, librarians, computer scientists, documentalists, economists, educators, journalists, and psychologists just name a few. We hope you'll join us as well! 

Common bonds. Peculiar ambitions. Surprising outcomes; whether we belong to communities or help create them, the associations, guilds, leagues and interest groups we keep company with serve as many different purposes and pursuits as there are names to describe them. In keeping with the 2016 Congress theme of “Energizing Communities,” the Canadian Association for Information Science 2016 CFP challenges you to think about information science at the community level, and invites proposals relating to the broad theme of “Information Science in our Communities: Reflections on our Work and the People, Places and Institutions Around Us.”

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  • Subject Areas: discovering and defining communities; community building and engagement; participation, service and leadership; missing or excluded communities; research methods
  • Preliminary program (PDF): download it here (updated 2016-04-22)
  • Final program (PDF): n/a
  • President's reception: Thursday, June 2, 2016


  • Deadline: 2016-01-11
  • Link: n/a

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Only those people who are registered for Congress 2016 and have added the Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS, #68) 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: David Michels, Dalhousie University; Angela Pollak, Western University
  • Local Arrangement Coordinator: Madelaine Vanderwerff, Mount Royal University
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