The work of the Canadian Library Association is supported by
Committees. Committees help to further the objectives of the
Association, and provide members with an opportunity to share their
expertise and actively participate in the essential work of CLA.
Committees are divided into two types.
Advisory Committees are established by
Executive Council to provide expert advice on topics of strategic
professional interest to the Association. Advisory Committees may be
long-term or short-term in nature, depending on the topic being
CLA has established the following Advisory Committees:
Standing Committees are established by
Executive Council to contribute to the on-going governance of the
Association. Standing Committees are intended to be long-term, as they
support functions that are necessary for the continuing operation of the
CLA has established the following Standing
Executive Council will form new Committees as needs arise.
Individuals must be CLA members in order to be considered for committee
appointments, except where the Committee would benefit from expertise
from outside the library and information community.