The Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL) is now accepting proposals for the 2018 Conference. The conference will be held in conjunction with Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan, 29-31 May, 2018.
Papers presented might relate to aspects of the following themes (though they need not be limited to them):
- Challenges to academic status for librarians
- The identity of academic librarians in uncertain times
- Challenging racism in Canadian universities
- The role of academic librarians in the changing academic library environment and culture
- The ways in which professionalism intersects with race and gender, and how it may reinforce institutional power dynamics
- Challenges to academic freedom and intellectual freedom
- Challenges to academic integrity in a “fake news” and anti-science world
- The roles and responsibilities of academic librarians in Reconciliation
- Resisting the corporatization of universities and academic libraries
- Confronting barriers to diversity in academic libraries
For full conference details, please see the attached call for proposals.
~ AAAL Communications Committee