May 29, 2022

Plans to Refocus Canadian Library Association on Leadership in Library Values, Research and Advocacy Enacted

From a CLA Announcement:

Today, CLA’s Executive Council enacted plans to restructure the Association for long term sustainability and to better meet the needs of its members. After an extensive strategic review, CLA will be refocused on leadership in library values, research and advocacy.

In order to accomplish these objectives, CLA made a number of changes to our business operations and two mandate changes to streamline association services. CLA will now focus on publishing reports, research papers, white papers and policy documents related to its mandate with the exception of those publications and monographs currently in progress as of May 28, 2014.

Further, CLA will focus on the national conference as the association’s exclusive professional development offering and support the Education Institute for other professional opportunities.

As a result of these adjustments to our business operations, several staffing changes have been made in our office. The restructured staff complement to meet our objectives will be announced shortly.

CLA looks forward to working with members to continue to build a stronger CLA and a stronger library and information services community.

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.