The Canadian Library Association (CLA) is a national, predominantly English-language association which represents 57,000 library workers across Canada. It also speaks for the interests of the 21 million Canadians who are members of libraries. CLA members work in all four types of libraries: academic (college and 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.

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  • The Canadian Library Association (CLA) is a national, predominantly English-language association which represents 57,000 library workers across Canada. It also speaks for the interests of the 21 million Canadians who are members of libraries. CLA members work in all four types of libraries: academic (college and 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. CLA's Mission Statement is: "CLA is the national voice for Canada’s library communities. As members, we: * champion library values and the value of libraries * influence public policy impacting libraries * inspire and support member learning * collaborate to strengthen the library community" The statement highlights the Association's advocacy role on behalf of the Canadian library and information community. As of January, 2016, the organization claimed it had 924 paid members, although it is unclear whether this means personal members, or total membership (including corporate, associate, institutional, and honourary members). The executive council claims it had spent several years dealing with the difficulties of declining membership, efficiency, and financial power. On January 27, 2016, the CLA membership formally voted to disband the organization. The last CLA Annual Conference will be in June 2016. (en)
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  • 60 organizations (en)
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  • advocate and public voice, educator and network
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  • The Canadian Library Association (CLA) is a national, predominantly English-language association which represents 57,000 library workers across Canada. It also speaks for the interests of the 21 million Canadians who are members of libraries. CLA members work in all four types of libraries: academic (college and 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. (en)
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