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Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians

Association #304
Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL )
Conference dates: 
Sunday, June 2, 2019 to Tuesday, June 4, 2019
To attend this conference, register for Congress and add CAPAL #304 in Section 3 of the registration form.
Registration is required for all conference attendees, including speakers, presenters, panelists, organizers and those chairing or attending a session.
The Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL) invites you to participate in its annual conference, to be held as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2019 at the University of British Columbia on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓ əm (Musqueam) people. This conference offers librarians and allied professionals across all disciplines an alternative space to share research and scholarship, challenge current thinking about professional issues, and forge new relationships. The theme of CAPAL19 is Politics of Conversation: Identity, Community, and Communication. This conference provides an opportunity for the academic library community to critically examine and discuss the ways in which our profession is influenced by its social, political, and economic environments. By considering academic librarianship within its historical contexts, its presents, and its possible futures, and by situating it within evolving cultural frameworks and structures of power, we can better understand the ways in which academic librarianship may reflect, reinforce, or challenge these contexts both positively and negatively. In what kinds of conversation are we or are we not engaging within the profession, academia, and civil society? How are the various identities that constitute our communities reflected (or not) within academic librarianship, and how do we engage in conversations within our own communities and with communities that we may see as external.
Program: 

check back in spring 2019.

Topics: 
Diversity: how do we ensure our circles (communities, spaces) are diverse? Intellectual and academic freedom: How do we define our responsibilities and our liberties in these areas? It is the 35th anniversary of Benedict Anderson’s Imagined Communities. How do librarians see themselves in various “imagined communities” (nationality, community of practice, inter- and cross-disciplinary), and what are the politics of our participation? Labour and solidarity: how to we organize ourselves within academic librarianship; how do we connect our conversations with other library workers, other academic workers, other workers as a whole. Conversations outside the circles: how do we make our research relevant outside LIS? Is this different for different kinds of research? How do we bring public values and ideas into our work and research?
Call-for-papers deadline: 
President's Reception: 
June 3, 2019
Program Chairs: 

Sam Popowich, University of Alberta

Local Arrangement Coordinators: 

Anne Olsen, The University of British Columbia

Membership: 

For more information, contact the association directly. Please note that conference registration fees are separate from the association's membership fees.