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Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL) Conference 2021

Date

May 19, 2021 May 21, 2021

Location

Online

Details

Website: https://conference.capalibrarians.org/

Theme: EDI in Academic Libraries – How are we doing?

The Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL) invites you to participate in its annual conference, to be held online May 19-21, 2021. This year the conference will be free to attend for both members and non-members. This conference offers librarians and allied professionals across all disciplines an alternative space to share research and scholarship, challenge current thinking about professional issues, and forge new relationships.

The theme of CAPAL21: EDI in Academic Libraries – How are we doing?

This conference provides an opportunity for the academic library community to critically examine and discuss the ways in which our profession is immersed in colonial, anti-inclusion narratives, and other issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion both from a worker and a user perspective. How deep are these roots? What strategies might we use to engage in mitigating the effects of colonialism, white supremacy, and anti-diversity for library employees and library patrons in our immediate environment and beyond?