CAPAL's mission is to promote, advance and support the profession of academic librarianship for the advancement of research, teaching and learning at accredited post-secondary institutions and to further the professional interests of our members.
Our first organizational meeting was held in January 2013 and we were incorporated formally on June 12, 2013.
Continuing to grow our committees to work on specific issues: advocacy, diversity & equity, publications, communications, financial, students, education and professional development, research & scholarship, membership.
Through the Advocacy Committee, beginning to work on specific issues that are top-of-mind for academic librarians: deprofessionalization, governance, status.
Starting our professional journal, Canadian Journal of Academic Librarianship / Revue canadienne de bibliothéconomie universitaire
Your 2016 membership will continue to build a national association to promote, advance and support the profession of academic librarianship in post-secondary educational institutions in Canada. Your membership will support:
The annual conference showcasing the research of academic librarians
Our soon to launch peer-reviewed journal to be a forum for research by Canadian academic librarians and for Canadian academic librarianship
Opportunities for research that addresses our issues
Opportunities to be involved in building a national organization specific to academic librarianship
Opportunities to learn new skills in conference planning, journal publishing, leadership.
And much much more -- because as a member-driven association we expect new initiatives! We are committed to exploring new ideas with each other, and responding creatively to change.
We have kept the fees as low as possible while providing enough funding for the Association to thrive:
If you are employed fees are $49.18 ($47.50 + $1.68 online payment fee)
If you are a student, retiree or not employed, fees are $20.88 ($20 + $0.88 online payment fee)