Canadian Library Association (CLA)

Our Mission

CLA is my advocate and public voice, educator and network. We build the Canadian library and information community and advance its information professionals.

Our Values

We believe that libraries and the principles of intellectual freedom and free universal access to information are key components of an open and democratic society. Diversity is a major strength of our Association. An informed and knowledgeable membership is central in achieving library and information policy goals. Effective advocacy is based upon understanding the social, cultural, political and historical contexts in which libraries and information services function.

Our Operating Principles

A large and active membership is crucial to our success Our Association will have a governance structure that is reviewed regularly and ensures that all sectors of the membership are represented. Our Association will be efficiently run, fiscally responsible and financially independent Technology will be used in efficient and effective ways to further our goals. Our Association places a high value on each of our members. Our Association will ensure that its staff are provided with tools and training necessary for them to excel at their jobs. Our Association's strategic plan will be continually reviewed and updated.

Contact Info

328 Frank Street

Ottawa Ontario

Phone: (613) 232-9625
Fax: (613) 563-9895


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