***sent on behalf of Helen Power***

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the conference organizing committee, I would like to invite
you to register for CAPAL18: Community, Diversity, and Education: Academic
Librarianship in Challenging Times.  Held in conjunction with Congress of
the Humanities and Social Sciences 2018, the fifth annual conference of the
Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians will be held at
the University of Regina in Regina, Saskatchewan.

We are excited to introduce two keynote speakers for the conference.  Jane
Schmidt, a librarian at Ryerson University, has research interests in
community-led service and examining literary philanthropy through an
anti-colonial lens.  Maha Kumaran is a librarian at the University of
Saskatchewan, and her research interests lie in various aspects of visible
minorities and librarianship in Canada.

Please visit the conference website for our preliminary program:

The CAPAL18 pre-conference workshop is on the topic “Ally-ship in Libraries
in an Era of Reconciliation”.  Facilitators Dr. Verna St. Denis and Dr.
Sheelah McLean will lead an interactive session that explores the history
of racialized inequality between Indigenous peoples and white settler
society in Canada.  Additional information can be found at:

for CAPAL18 is now open, and Congress early bird pricing lasts until *March
31**st**, 2018*.  Register here:

Please join the conversation on Twitter at #CAPAL18.


Helen Power

CAPAL18 Communications Coordinator

*Courtney Boudreau, *B.A., M.L.I.S.

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