CAPAL16 Conference Updates!

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the conference organizing committee, I am pleased to present the full program for CAPAL16: Beyond the Library: Agency, Practice, and Society, the third annual conference of the Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL).  The full program can be viewed online at:

Registration for the conference is filling up quickly. With only 25 spots remaining, we encourage you to register today to reserve your spot. Registration info is available here:

The Pre-Conference Workshop has only 6 spots remaining. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about effective (even surprising!) ways to deepen your program of research. Five experienced presenters and facilitators will show you how. For detailed information, see the pre-conference workshop webpage:

The TRC Roundtable Discussion  at this year’s conference brings together indigenous librarians and scholars including Ry Moran, Director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR), to discuss what their institutions are doing to implement the TRC Calls to Action and Recommendations particularly as their efforts and innovations relate to the libraries and archives. We invite you to participate in this opportunity to learn more about what your library can do to respond to the TRC Calls to Action.

The 2016 AGM will hold a vote on CAPAL’s  potential membership in the Canadian Federation of Library Associations. While CAPAL is concerned with common values and national issues related to librarianship and libraries in general, the primary focus of CAPAL is with those values and issues affecting academic librarians and their practice including  academic library governance and collegiality, research and scholarship, and attaining and exercising our academic/faculty status, rights, and responsibilities. We invite members to attend the AGM and to vote on this issue shaping our profession.

Dine Arounds are back by popular demand! These networking dinners offer conference attendees the opportunity to further discussions begun in session and to grow connections beyond your local institutions. More information on registering for this networking event will be available in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!

Social Media connects you with fellow conference goers via Twitter at #CAPAL16 and on our Facebook page at

Please feel free to forward this message to interested colleagues, and visit our website for further information and updates:

We hope to see you at CAPAL16!


Colleen Burgess, Communications Chair 


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