Announcing CAPAL/ACBAP 2015 Conference Keynote Speakers 0

We are pleased to announce the keynote speakers for CAPAL/ACBAP’s 2015 Conference:  renowned cultural critic & education scholar, Henry Giroux and digital labour & LIS scholar, Sarah T. Roberts. Sarah T. Roberts is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Information Studies (FIMS), Western University. Her current research focuses on the practice of commercial content(…)

LAC’s Response to CAPAL’s Letter Concerning Canada’s National Union Catalogue 0

“…we have determined that securing the services of a third-party provider that already has a viable hosted service for a union catalogue would cost significantly less than building a system in-house…” See full letter here: LETTER – NUC – Sept 2014

CAPAL Report to Royal Society of Canada 0

The Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians have submitted a report to the Royal Society of Canada on the The Status and Future of Canada’s Libraries and Archives, please read below: Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL)[1] CAPAL’s Statement to the Royal Society of Canada, Expert Panel “The Status and Future of Canada’s Libraries and(…)

Save the Date for CAPAL15! 1


CAPAL Signs the Pisa Declaration and the Lyon Declaration 1

The Steering Committee voted in favor of signing both the Pisa Declaration and the Lyon Declaration respectively this week and added our name to the growing number of library associations in support of open access to grey literature, access to information, and in support of sustainable development. The Pisa Declaration calls for the recognition of(…)

Are Canadian Academic Libraries Riding the Waves or Caught in the Storm? 2

While at the IFLA Conference in Lyon France a member of CAPAL’s Steering Committee, Harriet Sonne de Torrens, attended the Associations Meeting and here provides a summary of that meeting. There were well over 100 attendees from around the world: national, regional, and institutions were represented. The two-hours were spent discussing how associations were using(…)

CAPAL’s Letter to Dr. Guy Berthiaume 0

Letter to Dr. Guy Berthiaume in Opposition to LAC’s Proposal to Move Hosting of AMICUS to OCLC (Online Computer Library Centre, Inc.) in the United States. “While we acknowledge the creation of a national union catalogue is a complex job that requires the dedication of information professionals, Canada’s archivists and librarians have considerable expertise to produce catalogues such as AMICUS. Further, while(…)

Minutes (Draft) from CAPAL Annual General Meeting Available 0

These minutes will be amended and approved at CAPAL’s next annual meeting in 2015. DRAFT MINUTES MAY 26, 2014 CAPAL

Sign Petition: UofT Doctoral Student, Alexander Sodiqov Seized in Tajikistan 0

“Alexander Sodiqov was conducting academic research on civil society and conflict resolution in Tajikistan when he was suddenly seized and charged with “subversion and espionage” on June 16. It has been reported that Mr. Sodiqov has not been able to contact his family or a lawyer since his detention. Human rights organizations are also closely(…)

A Virtual Discussion with Academic Librarians 0

Attention MLIS & MIS Students! Interested in hearing more about making the transition from library school student to academic librarian? Join Catherine McGoveran (Government Information Librarian, University of Ottawa) and Laura Thorne (Learning Services Librarian, University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus) & the University of Alberta’s CAPAL Student Committee for A Virtual Discussion with Academic(…)