Educational and Professional Development Opportunities

  • CLA Member rate for CLA National Conference & Tradeshow
  • CLA Member rate for the IFLA Conference registration (call for details)


  • CLA members have a voice in CLA’s national and international advocacy
  • CLA makes representation to governments on the key issues affecting the library and information community monitoring and taking positions on public policy issues such as copyright, funding for libraries, the Library Materials Rate, challenges to intellectual freedom, and contributes to government consultations.
  • CLA provides resources to assist members’ own advocacy efforts

Networking Opportunities

  • CLA National Conference & Trade Show

Information and Research Services

  • The CLA website keeps you aware of current issues and delivers current events, news briefs, and other relevant information biweekly via email to members
  • Research initiatives supported by CLA such as the National Statistical and Values Profile of Canadian Librariesthe 8Rs project on human resources in the library community


  • Member discount on most CLA & ALA publications
  • CLA Annual Report

Grants & Awards

  • Eligibility for CLA awards such as the Outstanding Service to Librarianship Award
  • Application for CLA Grants

Additional Discounts and Benefits

  • Discount for Career advertising on the CLA Web site

Student Members can also benefit:

  • Join a CLA Student Chapter at participating library schools
  • Enter the Student Article Contest and apply to various scholarships and bursaries available
  • Receive advance notice of the Young Canada Works program with program details being e-mailed directly to each member