May 26, 2022

Canadian Association of Research Libraries Publishes New Strategic Directions Document (2013-2017)

The document was released at the recent Canadian Association of Research Libraries 2013 Annual General Meeting in Winnipeg.

From the Document (2 pages; PDF):

CARL—the Canadian Association of Research Libraries—is the leadership organization for the Canadian research library community. The Association’s members are the 29 major academic research libraries across Canada together with Library and Archives Canada and the Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (NRC-CISTI).

12 strategic directions are listed and explained. Here are some of them:

  • Redefine our research collections and services
  • Facilitate collaborations to share and preserve Canada’s research collection
  • Develop expertise for new and emerging roles
  • Help members address resource management issues
  • Expand the role of the library in research
  • Promote open access and new forms of scholarly communication

Read the Complete Document (2 pages; PDF)

See Also: Gerald Beasley: New CARL President, 2013-2015

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