CAPAL17 Full Conference Program

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the conference organizing committee, I present to you the final 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).

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.

This year’s conference offers research and presentations on a variety of themes including Academic Library Futures, Critical Empirical Methods in Dialogue; The Changing Nature of LIS Education; Academic Librarianship in the Corporate University; On Neutrality / Questioning Neutrality; Open Access and Non-Traditional Forms of Digital Scholarly Publication; Collaborative Visioning: Creating Opportunities in the Academic Library; The Politics of Space: Critical Geography and the Library; Redefining Roles: Academic Librarianship in Transition; Aesthetics and Material Culture Studies in LIS; Tricky Trajectories – Careers in Academic Librarianship; Professional Practice and Values; Neoliberalism and Issues of Identity; Pedagogy in Political Context: Fake News, Post Truth, and Popularism and much more.

In addition to a pre-conference workshop on Exploring Critical Theory in Research and Scholarship we are also hosting a CAPAL reception, a student poster session, a scavenger hunt, and a dine around event this year. Check the conference website for event details.

Registration for the conference is available at the following link:

Please visit our website for further information and updates.

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


Colleen Burgess, Communications Chair


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