The Canadian Library Association/Association canadienne des
bibliothèques is the leading national voice for the Canadian
library and information community.
Library Association Signs Letter Opposing the Use of TPP Negotiations
(Trans-Pacific Partnerships) as Backdoor to Changing Canada's Copyright
CLA Statement regarding Federal Government Library
Consolidation and Closures (Feb. 2014)
Recommendations on Crown Copyright and Licensing (December 20, 2013)
Statement on Social Media Monitoring of Canadians (December 19,
Response to Consultation Process on the Tri-Agency Open Access
Policy (December 12, 2013)
Response to Canada's Action Plan on Open Government
CLA continues to advocate with the federal government
regarding federal libraries and Library and Archives Canada.
CLA conducts research and collects statistics on the state of Canadian
CLA defends against challenges to intellectual freedom.
CLA contributes to various federal government consultations.
CLA participates in the Library and Archive Canada's Pan-Canadian
Documentary Heritage Network
CLA provides training materials to help members become effective
Together with partners, CLA/ACB advocates to the federal government in
two broad areas of interest:
Public Policy issues that impact libraries, librarians and information
specialists, and library users. Examples are:
Funding issues that impact the
flow of federal funding to libraries. Examples are:
- Community Access Program
- Library Book Rate
Issues of concern to the Canadian library and information community and
- Access to information for print-disabled Canadians