CAPAL’s election for the board of directors is coming!

CAPAL’s election for the board of directors is coming!


Three members are have put their names forward for the board (bios below):


  1. Mary Greenshields (University of Alberta)
  2. Kevin Tanner (Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT))
  3. Dom Taylor (University of Manitoba)


These members will fill the three vacancies being left by outgoing members of the board:


  1. Anna Wilson (University of Alberta)
  2. Lisa Richmond (Wheaton College)
  3. Doug Fox (Victoria University in the University of Toronto)


The Nominating Committee would like to express its sincere thanks to the outgoing board members for their amazing contributions to CAPAL and recognize their unique and amazing contributions to CAPAL’s foundation and early years.


The election will run from April 14–20, 2019. As a member of CAPAL you are being asked to approve the slate compiled by the Nominating Committee. Results of the election will be presented at CAPAL19 in Vancouver (and via social media).


Regular members of CAPAL in good standing will be receive an online election ballot from on or around April 14, 2019.  Please use this ballot to cast your vote on the slate of candidates who have put their name forward for election.


Candidate Bios


Mary Greenshields

Mary Greenshields is an early career librarian with over two decades of professional experience in a variety of roles, including in post-secondary education. In June 2018, she graduated from the University of Alberta’s MLIS program. Mary is currently employed as a sessional librarian at that university’s Campus Saint-Jean in public services, as the liaison to the faculties of Science, Business, Health Sciences, and Arts & Sciences.

Mary has been an active member of CAPAL since 2016, first as a student, and currently chairs the Advocacy Committee. Her interests include equity and diversity, social justice, academic and intellectual freedom, and other topics in critical librarianship. She believes we are better when we work together and treat each other with respect.

When she is not thinking about libraries, Mary is an active writer, copy editor, and mother.


Kevin Tanner

Kevin is the Coordinator of Information Literacy and Instruction at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) in Calgary, Alberta. Prior to that, he was an Instructional Librarian at SAIT, and worked as student at the D.B. Weldon Library at Western University. Kevin is the current chair of the Communications Committee for CAPAL and the Secretary for the board. Kevin has been active with CAPAL since 2015, first joining the Communications Committee as a student. He hopes to join the board to provide a voice for non-university academic librarians in the association’s governance and to direct or lead initiatives from the board level in relation to labour in academic libraries in Canada. Additionally, Kevin currently serves on Academic Council and Faculty Council at SAIT.


Dom Taylor

Dom Taylor is a liaison librarian at the University of Manitoba (UM). Following the completion of his MA in Philosophy, he worked for roughly three years as a government records and reference archivist at Library and Archives Canada in the Ottawa-Gatineau region. He then obtained an MLIS from Dalhousie University while working for Halifax Public Libraries. For his graduate work in Philosophy, Dom received a SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship and, as a result of his leadership in Library and Information Studies, was selected as the recipient of the Dalhousie-Horrocks National Leadership Scholarship during the completion of his MLIS. He is currently on the Research & Scholarship Committee for CAPAL and the programming committee for WILU. He was also a member of the executive for the Manitoba Library Association (2017/2018), as well as programming co-chair for the 2018 Manitoba Libraries Conference. Since starting at the UM in the summer of 2017, Dom has presented papers at national and international conferences on themes relating to the concept of representation in archives, neo-pragmatist approaches to information evaluation, and Marxian pedagogy. Dom is a strong advocate for both bolstering the role of academic libraries within the broader university community, as well as for his students. As a result of his work and engagement with students at the UM Inner City Social Work Program, he was chosen by the graduating class to speak at their graduation celebration.


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