Librarians at the University of Toronto have been actively participating in the newly formed association, dedicated to the profession of academic librarianship, the Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL)http://capalibrarians.org/ . We feel there is a need to reinforce our profession, address current issues pertaining to scholarship, equity & diversity, the education of academic librarians for the future and the advocacy of the role of academic librarianship at post-secondary institutes. We are only one-month old, but have been acquiring members from across Canada. As professionals, we have long lamented that the current library associations, which primarily address library issues have failed to offer the support, mentorship and recognition that our specialized areas require. CAPAL is seeking to fill this gap – with your support.
Spread the word and join us today at the OISE auditorium. Members of the CAPAL steering committee have organized an open forum from 3:00 to 3:45 at the OISE auditorium for those interested in hearing more about the Canadian Association for Academic Librarians. A membership meeting will follow from 3:45 to 5:30 to review the status and goals of CAPAL. Address is 252 Bloor St W Toronto, Ontario M5S 1V6. For those coming from the Metro Toronto Convention Centre take the University Subway north to St. George St. exit. Walk east on Bloor Street 1.5 blocks. OISE is on the north side of Bloor Street.