Announcement: 5th Dal CAPAL Member Valerie Collins

Dal CAPAL is pleased to announce that Valerie Collins has joined our chapter. Valerie will be our new Outreach Chair, and will be an excellent addition to our team.

Welcome, Valerie!


2014 Orientation Schedule Released!

Hi Folks!

Dalhousie’s School of Information Management (SIM), has just released the orientation schedule for September 2014! Orientation is a great way to meet the faculty and your fellow students. Dal CAPAL will be around during orientation week, and we look forward to meeting you then!

You can view the schedule here: Orientation Schedule 2014

More information about orientation is available on the SIMSA website.

EVENT: Dal CAPAL @ SIMSA’s Associations Display!

What: We are pleased to announce that Dal CAPAL will be at the School of Information Management Student Association (SIMSA)’s Associations Display!

When: Friday, September 5th, 2014 @ 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: Kenneth C. Rowe Building, Room 3052

Why: This great event will be an opportunity for all incoming students to meet and greet members of the various student associations, and find out more about getting involved. We look forward to meeting you when you visit the Dal CAPAL Table! As a new association, we are looking for members who are enthusiastic about helping to build Dal CAPAL for current and future MLIS students.

For more information about the student associations of SIM, check out this page on the SIMSA website.

We’ve just begun!

We are the Dalhousie student chapter of the Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (Dal CAPAL). This is an exciting time to get involved! As a brand new student association at Dalhousie’s School of Information Management (SIM), every member has the opportunity to influence the future of this student chapter.

Our goals for the forthcoming academic year are:

  1. To form an association at least 5 members strong, and be ratified by the parent organization (we currently have four students!)
  2. To organize workshops where students can develop valuable, practical skills to be used in the workplace.
  3. To provide opportunities for students to network with current academic librarians.
  4. To investigate advocacy issues pertinent to the field of academic librarianship, and choose issues to support.

We hope that you will join us in working towards the achievement of these goals. We welcome all SIM students who are interested in learning more about the field of academic librarianship to get involved! Contact us at: