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For a full account by the faculty association, which cites the core issues pertain to ‘shared governance’ and the continued non-prioritizing of core programming needs, despite continued student enrollment, see http://aunbtweb.wordpress.com/ .
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2012/12/19 @ 4:22 pm
Are professional academic librarians working in non degree granting post-secondary institutions ie community colleges welcome in this new association or is it limited to those working in the university setting?
2012/12/20 @ 5:45 pm
Hello. Many have been asking this question. We have posted a response on the FAQ page of the website. Thank you for your interest. Harriet.
2012/12/19 @ 4:29 pm
Since this will be a national organization, are there plans to translate the website to French?
2012/12/20 @ 5:43 pm
Thank you for your interest and good question. We are slowly getting to the various questions. It would be great to have a bilingual site. Would you be willing to assist with this? Our current website is temporary. Let us know. Best, Harriet
2012/12/18 @ 2:36 pm
If CAPAL’s goal is to address “the unique concerns of academic librarians and academic librarianship”, why restrict membership to librarians “who work at, or aspire to work at, degree-granting post-secondary institutions”? I see nothing in the Mission Statement, Terms of Reference, or Statement of Principles that is antithetical to the values of any academic librarian, regardless of the type of institution for which s/he works. As it stands, the association’s name belies the group’s restrictive membership criteria and, although the institution for which I work does grant degrees, I will not join an organization that marginalizes my academic librarian colleagues whose occupation or aspirations don’t happen to include degree-granting status.
2012/12/18 @ 3:45 pm
Like Ross, I’m curious as to why CAPAL has limited its definition of academic librarians to those working at degree-granting institutions.
Mike Ridley (@mridley)
2012/12/19 @ 8:16 am
So, I joined CAPAL, not because I agree with all of its statements and pronouncements but because I think there is a groundswell of concern in the field (academic librarianship) that needs a proper airing and perhaps this is the vehicle to do so in Canada. Paying the membership fee signals my support for that discussion.
Others have asked about various parts of the CAPAL mandate etc.
I assume none of these are carved in stone because a key principle of the organization is “shared governance.” Presumably that extends to the foundational documents as well. I look forward to reviewing these.
However, I also hope that CAPAL doesn’t get mired in “organizational minutiae.” If there are real and substantive issues that can’t be addressed through CLA, CAUT or any of the provincial organizations, then let CAPAL put those front and center. If there are none or they can better be addressed through other groups, CAPAL should pass the torch and dissolve.
Do we need yet another association for librarians? Not sure. I look forward to finding out.
2012/12/19 @ 11:05 am
I, too, and curious about what CAPAL wants to become and has to offer; I’ll be following along with interest.
For what it’s worth, I worry that only giving one month of lead time for an inaugural meeting may not be enough for an association that aims to develop a nation-wide membership. CAPAL may want to address this by holding an initial series of regional meetups to help get the word out and to increase representation in its membership and governance.
2012/12/20 @ 5:47 pm
Thank you for the suggestion Michael. We will need to collaborate on how to get this started. I will forward the suggestion to the organizing committee. Our first major step is to formulate a constitution or set of by-laws and commence incorporation. This will be one of the topics at the first membership meeting – among others.
2012/12/22 @ 7:14 pm
Like Mike, I joined as a show of support. I think that CAPAL will have to address how it differs from CAUT. Along with the vast majority of its member local and provincial associations, the CAUT network has been a mainly effective advocate for both economic and professional issues of concern to librarians. And academic librarians have contributed greatly to their individual local, provincial and national associations to advance the rights and role of academic staff nationwide.
I recognize at least a couple of names on the organizing committee list who are or have recently been executive members of local and provincial faculty associations. Perhaps they have a clearer idea of how CAPAL fills a niche.
Differentiation is key, as well as a business plan for growing the organization to fulfill its mandate, whatever that may turn out to be.
2013/01/17 @ 8:48 am
I’m curious as to why you focused on academia? Why leave out our colleagues toiling away in public library systems and the corporate world?
2013/01/18 @ 1:51 pm
While I do support the creation of a Canadian association for academic librarians (in fact, I’ve already got my membership here!), I’m wondering if it might be good to be under the CLA umbrella. The ACRL is a Division of ALA and is very well situated to provide something very similar to what CAPAL intends.
I know nothing about CLA governance, so I don’t know if there is any capacity for CAPAL becoming something akin to a Division, but I thought it would be good to examine.
Mike Ridley (@mridley)
2012/12/20 @ 1:11 pm
OK, I’m going to be a pain in your side.
Holding a face-to-face meeting in Toronto as a way to start a new *national* organization just seems so 10 mins. ago. There are so many online collaborative tools and services that could be enabled to facilitate a truly national dialogue and level of engagement.
If we are trying to advocate for a 21st century profession shouldn’t we use 21st century technology and be a 21st century organization?
2012/12/20 @ 5:41 pm
Thank you Mike for your support and earlier message. We are quickly becoming a growing membership, so it will be difficult to fully engage those who want to speak, ask questions and simply put ‘faces’ and ‘personalities’ to names. Moreover,some folks will already be in town for the OLA conference (not all granted), but it is a start. Why waste an opportunity to meet and speak, person-to-person? We will have ample opportunity to use technology as we break into groups and committees. Much work lies ahead. Happy Holidays! Harriet.
2013/01/07 @ 9:15 am
I would have to agree with Mike. You could stream the proceedings with chat so those who can’t attend in person can participate to some measure. Best to start the association off on a solid footing.
2013/01/21 @ 10:39 am
I think there are many of us who are interested in what CAPAL has to say, but I can’t help but comment on the unfortunate timing of the membership meeting, which is in direct conflict with the OCULA annual general meeting. It seems a bit troubling to choose the one time for the meeting that would be absolutely certain to cause potential problems for CAPAL’s target audience.
Peter Binkley (@pabinkley)
2013/02/08 @ 10:27 am
FYI, the href url in your Les Green link includes a prefix (for an email service?) that makes it inaccessible.
2013/02/08 @ 10:48 am
Reblogged this on the zeds : academic librarianship and commented:
In case you haven’t heard of a publisher’s lawsuit against an academic librarian in Canada, CAPAL gives you a brief backstory and a link to the actual legal notice. And I don’t think there’s anything defamatory in sharing a link, now is there? ….
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2013/05/19 @ 10:46 am
Hello! I am an academic librarian who will be coming to Canada (Toronto Area) with my wife who is starting her Ph.D. I am wondering if there will be any events where I can meet members of CAPAL and get involved. Thank you!
Harriet Sonne deTorrens
2013/05/19 @ 3:41 pm
Trevor, please see the email we sent you. We would be pleased to meet and talk about CAPAL when you arrive in TO. Harriet Sonne de Torrens
2013/06/13 @ 12:44 pm
Correction: Saint Paul University is a Catholic Pontifical university federated with the University of Ottawa, not the University of Waterloo.
2013/07/24 @ 11:21 am
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2013/10/15 @ 11:15 am
Will there be any poster presentations?
2013/10/15 @ 4:01 pm
The cost and logistics of poster presentations appear to be beyond our means for this “first” conference. If there is a change I will certainly let you know. In the meantime please consider submitting a proposal for a paper.
Harriet Sonne de Torrens
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2014/01/20 @ 9:04 pm
Surely an association such as yours can be more proactive on this scandalous situation of library closures and collection loss, rather than simply point to other websites for the stories. For marine and aquatic science in Canada, despite the good intentions of remaining librarians, the impact of the closures across the country, the dismantling of regionally important collections, the loss of non-digitized materials, and the loss of the librarians and their skilled advice and assistance within the research institute, is going to be huge – harder access to essential materials, lower quality research, less informed input to EIAs, possible less informed health research and advice, etc. It is time for the Library Associations and their members across the country to speak out, individually and collectively. To remain essentially silent is unacceptable. Do we no longer value the collective knowledge of the nation?
Environment Canada (retired)
2014/01/24 @ 1:15 pm
The steering committee for CAPAL fully concurs with your suggestion, in fact, that is exactly why CAPAL was formed, just one year ago. We have been actively monitoring what has been transpiring and have been in contact with the Royal Society of Canada’s Expert Panel on the Library and Archives Canada situation, the Scientists Right to Know group, http://scientistsfortherighttoknow.wildapricot.org/ and are currently compiling information what has been transpiring in the library environment. The message is going out, although perhaps too slowly to be of significance for the libraries which have been closed. We will shortly release a statement. In the meantime, it is important to document what is happening. Please forward any information or contacts you have regarding what has and might transpire to the CAPAL email: email@example.com . Thank you.
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2014/05/28 @ 3:00 pm
Will the presentations and papers of the conference available on CAPAL’s website?
2014/06/16 @ 2:26 pm
Yes, we have asked presenters to provide their presentation materials for inclusion on the website. We are aiming for late summer, to give people time to prepare their submissions.
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2014/10/16 @ 9:59 am
Hi I am not an academic librarian but have deep concerns and interest in accessibility issues and libraries in general. Does your organization preclude one from participating if not an academic librarian? As far as I am concerned accessibility should be more broadly addressed. Thank you
2014/11/05 @ 10:41 pm
Jennifer, you are more than welcome to join CAPAL and participate as an Associate member. Go to http://membership.capalibrarians.org to enroll. Thanks for your interest!
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2014/11/04 @ 1:31 pm
When will the report be available?
2014/11/05 @ 10:50 pm
The last consultation listed in the panel’s itinerary is at Toronto, in conjunction with The Ontario Library Association SuperConference (January 29-31, 2014), so our guess is late this winter or early spring of 2015.
2014/11/07 @ 7:39 am
I have been told by a committee member that the report will be released November 13th.
2014/11/09 @ 8:54 pm
Thanks very much for the update!
2015/09/08 @ 10:47 am
My name is Amanda Carrion and I am contacting you on behalf of the Copyright Clearance Center. I am hoping to get some information on any conferences you may hold. We are interested in attending and potentially exhibiting/ Sponsoring in the future. Any information you could provide about the conference and attendee breakdown demographics would be most helpful.
Please let me know if you have any questions or require additional information from me at this time.
Thank you very much!
2015/10/28 @ 9:51 am
I am currently on a sabbatical but will be returning to my role as Chair, Mount Royal University Library in January. I have attended CAPAL 14 and 15 and look forward to the opportunity to contribute to the program planning process for CAPAL 16.
2015/11/11 @ 3:13 pm
Indeed, a bilingual approach would be an asset.
Peut-être pouvons-nous commencer par la création d’un comité qui verrait à amorcer le travail en ce sens?
2016/03/06 @ 8:25 pm
I was wondering if one would need to be currently working in an academic library to be able to have an article considered for publication. Thank you very much.
2016/03/08 @ 12:20 pm
Anyone is welcome to send a submission in to our journal. The information on the journal website cjal.ca, under the About tab, describes our journal’s aims and scope. All submissions are evaluated against those criteria to determine their suitability.
2016/05/31 @ 2:56 pm
I would be happy to volunteer for CAPAL. Please ler me know what area what area you need the most help in.
It was a fantastic conference this year. I am very grateful for the help and support I have been given by CAPAL members.
2016/06/27 @ 12:34 pm
I am part of a Librarians Research Interest Group (RIG) at University of Toronto and we are interested in the current and future happenings of the CAPAL Research Committee. If there is a mailing list or site with information, we would be grateful to be added to the list and to have the site link.
Thanks so much,
2016/11/27 @ 1:55 pm
I would like to know what is considered an “active” member and, while I understand that CAPAL is for Canadian librarians, I was wondering if librarians (regardless of employment status) who do not reside in Canada would be eligible for this opt-in directory. Thank you.
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2018/02/02 @ 7:48 am
links to the special issue not working from this site http://capalibrarians.org/2018/02/canadian-journal-of-academic-librarianship-volume-3-available-now/
2018/02/02 @ 10:29 am
sorry about that thanks for noticing, fixed now
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