The Canadian Library Association/Association canadienne des bibliothèques is the national public voice for Canada's library communities.
We champion library values and the value of libraries.
We influence public policy impacting libraries.
We inspire and support learning.
We collaborate to strengthen the library community.
CLA was founded in Hamilton, Ontario in 1946, and was incorporated under the Companies Act on November 26, 1947. CLA is a non-profit voluntary organization, governed by an elected Executive Council, which is advised by advisory and standing committees.
CLA members work in college, university, public, special (corporate, non-profit and government) and school libraries. Others sit on boards of public libraries, work for companies that provide goods and services to libraries, or are students in graduate level or community college programs.
The generosity of donors to charitable funds of CLA provides valued financial assistance to a variety of important cultural and educational programs. These programs support our mission to provide leadership in the promotion, development and support of library and information services in Canada for the benefit of association members, the profession and Canadian Society.
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