CAPAL17 Preliminary Conference Program – Early Bird Deadline March 31st

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the conference organizing committee, I am pleased to present the preliminary program for CAPAL17: Foundations & Futures: Critical Reflections on the Pasts, Presents, and Possibilities of Academic Librarianship, the fourth annual conference of the Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL). The program can be viewed in full online at:

We are excited to welcome our keynote speakers, Harsha Walia, a South Asian activist formally trained in the law and the author of the award-winning book Undoing Border Imperialism and, Lisa Sloniowski, Associate Librarian at York University and co-investigator on the SSHRC-funded Feminist Porn Archive and Research Project.

Registration for the conference is now open and available at the following link: Note that Congress fees are cheaper if you register before March 31st.

There will be a half day pre-conference workshop held on the afternoon of May 29 on the topic of “Exploring Critical Theory in Research and Scholarship” to be led by Dr. Tami Oliphant, School of Library and Information Sciences, University of Alberta. Details can be found at:

Also, connect with other conference goers by following us on Twitter at #CAPAL17


Colleen Burgess, Communications Chair

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