NOTICE OF CHANGES TO CLA'S PROFESSIONAL
The CLA Interest Groups were dissolved by a vote of the CLA
membership at the Association's AGM in May 2011. At that time, members
adopted a revised Constitution and Bylaws which
replaced the former structures of Divisions and Interest Groups with new
units called Networks.
The webpages for the former Interest Groups are available here as
archived sites; no new contect will be added to these pages after 30 May
Please visit the Networks page
for information on the new professional units.
The Canadian Library Association/Association canadienne des
bibliothèques has several interest groups covering a wide-range of
subjects. The purpose of the Interest Groups is to allow members of the
Association, having a common interest in some aspect of library service
that is not dealt with the division/committee structure of CLA, to meet
and correspond on the subject. This is facilitated by the provision of
meeting space during the annual conference and through the use
of Feliciter, web
pages and newsletters to communicate news of interest to both the
Interest Group's members and to the Association's general membership.
CLA Interest Groups are not as formally organized as the divisions and
committees of the Association. Their membership is open to all members
of CLA who pay the required fee, and there is no limit to the number of
members each group may have. There must be a convenor for each Interest
Group chosen by the members at least every two years. Any other
structure within a particular Interest Group shall be determined by the
members of that group. The convenor must be a current CLA
CLA is now pleased to offer the possibility for individuals living
outside Canada to join an Interest Group. Please note that this category
does not provide CLA personal membership status and benefits. More information
about this the Interest Group Only Membership category available
To access information on the Organization and Operation of Interest
Groups, visit: Guidelines
for the Organization and Operation of Interest Groups.
To access information on a specific interest group including their
convenor(s) and terms of reference, select it from the list below.