Canadian Association of Professional & Academic Librarians (CAPAL)

The Dalhousie student chapter of the Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL) provides Dalhousie’s School of Information Management students with opportunities to network with fellow students and professionals, develop key skills in the area of academic librarianship, and get involved with relevant advocacy issues. If you are at all interested in a career in academic librarianship, then this association will be perfect for helping you gain more insight into this area.

To become a member of CAPAL, you must purchase a $20.88 student membership through CAPAL’s website; this enables you to not only be part of the Dalhousie chapter, but part of the CAPAL community in general.

We have many exciting ideas for workshops this upcoming year. We are always welcome to suggestions from our incoming members.

While you need a CAPAL membership to apply for these positions, no other experience is required.

Our current executive members are as follows:

  • Chair: Rebekah Prette
  • Vice-Chair: Caroline Korbel
  • Communications: Caroline Korbel
  • Social Media: Alicia Whidden
  • Secretary: Becky Shaw

To find out more about our chapter, please visit our website,, contact one of our executive members, or e-mail us at To find out more about our parent organization, or to sign up for a membership, their website is