We are pleased to announce the CFP: Call for Papers for the Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians' (CAPAL) inaugural conference to be held at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at Brock University from May 25-26, 2014. CAPAL will joining over 70 scholarly associations to share ideas, knowledge, research and experience under the umbrella theme of "Borders Without Boundaries." The specific theme for CAPAL's conference, "Shifting Landscapes: Exploring the Boundaries of Academic Librarianship," speaks to a desire to bring together challenging perspectives relating to academic librarians while acknowledging the core values of academic librarianship.
We welcome proposals from all sectors of academic librarianship and look forward to seeing you at Congress in 2014.
On behalf of the Programme Planning Committee http://capalibrarians.org/
THEME AND TOPICS
The conference theme “Shifting Landscapes: Exploring the Boundaries of Academic Librarianship” speaks to a desire to bring together challenging perspectives relating to academic librarians while acknowledging the core values of academic librarianship. The Programme Committee invites papers in English or French on any aspect of academic librarianship which address the Conference theme. Potential topics for exploration around which participants might share ideas, knowledge, experience and research include (but need not be limited to) the following:
- Academic Freedom in a Litigious Age
- Emerging Areas of Research and Scholarship
- Advocacy and Mobilization
- Promoting Diversity, Equity and Social Justice
- Evolving Roles and Professional Identity
The Programme Committee invites proposals for individual papers as well as proposals for panel submissions of three papers. Papers should be approximately 20 minutes in length. We also welcome proposals for other session formats. For individual papers, please submit a 250-word abstract, a brief biographical statement, and your contact information. For complete panels, please submit a 250-word panel abstract as well as a list of all participants including brief biographical statements, and a separate 250-word abstract for each presenter. Please identify and provide participants’ contact information for the panel organizer. Please feel free to contact the Programme Committee to discuss a topic for a paper, panel or other session format. Proposals and questions should be directed to Mary Kandiuk, Programme Chair, at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for proposals: November 22, 2013
- La liberté académique dans une époque litigieuse
- Nouveaux domaines de recherche et d’érudition
- Plaidoyer et mobilisation
- Promotion de la diversité, l'équité et la justice sociale
- Evolution des rôles etde l’identité professionnelle