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Canadian Association of Research Libraries

The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) was established in 1976 and brings together thirty-one research libraries. Twenty-nine members are university libraries, plus Library and Archives Canada (LAC) and the National Research Council Canada National Science Library (NSL).[1]

Canadian Association of Research Libraries
PresidentDonna Bourne-Tyson, Dalhousie University
309 Cooper Street, Suite 203, Ottawa, Ontario,  Canada
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Mission and objectivesEdit

"CARL provides leadership on behalf of Canada's research libraries and enhances capacity to advance research and higher education. It promotes effective and sustainable knowledge creation, dissemination, and preservation, and public policy that enables broad access to scholarly information."[2]

Strategic Directions for May 2016 to May 2019:

  • Advancing Research
  • Strengthening Capacity
  • Measuring Impact
  • Influencing policy.[3]

CARL membersEdit

Partnership and collaborationEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Membership - CARL". Archived from the original on 8 December 2014. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
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External linksEdit