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Expanded name

Canadian Library Association/Association Canadienne des Bibliothèques

Date of establishment



http://www.cla.ca [external]


The objective of the CLA/ACB is to to build the Canadian library and information community while advancing the information professionals who form its membership.

Areas of Activity


  • Advocates on funding and public policy to the federal government of Canada
  • Undertakes public relations for the library profession
  • Supports library professionals through interest and divisional committees and task forces
  • Presents awards and scholarships to further the library profession
  • Works with library educators to support qualifying and recently qualified professionals.


Membership of the CLA/ACB is by subscription and has both institutional and personal members. Participation is through membership of library division types and interest groups.