Canadian Academic Librarians 2016 Census 0

Dear Academic Librarian, You are invited to take part in Canada’s first census of Canadian academic librarians.  A census is an enumeration of a population.  For the purposes of this census an academic librarian is anyone possessing an MLIS/MLS degree or equivalent and working as a librarian in a post-secondary education institution in Canada. The(…)

A letter concerning the French America Reference Centre 0

Mr. Stéphan La Roche, Director General, Musées de la civilisation

Dear M. La Roche,

On behalf of the Board of the Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians / l’Association canadienne des bibliothécaires académiques professionnels (CAPAL/ACBAP) I am writing to express our deep concern regarding the recent decision to close the archival consultation room of Le Centre de référence de l’Amérique francophone for an indefinite amount of time on June 23, 2016. [more…]

Letter to Dr. Bernard, President and Vice Chancellor, University of Manitoba 0

June 20, 2016 Dr. David T. Bernard, President and Vice Chancellor Office of the President 2002 Administration Building University of Manitoba Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Dear Dr. Bernard, Re: Comments in “UofM, union disagree strongly on library staff cuts” Winnipeg Free Press, June 6, 2016 On behalf of the Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians(…)

Volunteer for CAPAL 17! 1

Another great CAPAL conference has come to a close. Such a conference happens only through the efforts of volunteers. So as we reflect on what we learned at CAPAL16, it is already time to start the work of organizing and planning CAPAL17!


As with past conferences, CAPAL17 will be held in conjunction with the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences hosted by Ryerson University in Toronto, 2017 May 27-June 2. The Congress 2017 theme is “The Next 150” in recognition of Canada’s 150th Anniversary. [more …]

CAPAL Connections: From Infancy to Adolescence

Dear Members:
On behalf of the Communications Committee, I’m pleased to present the fourth issue of the CAPAL newsletter, CAPAL Connections: From Infancy to Adolescence.

Inside you’ll learn more about the growth of the association including updates from the CAPAL Board, news about our upcoming conference in Calgary Alberta, details of the forthcoming census of academic librarians from the Advocacy Committee, and more.

Click to read the newsletter and find out what’s happening with CAPAL!

Happy Reading,
Colleen Burgess, Communications Chair