This award recognizes a CLA member with less than 5 years’ experience in the library field who demonstrates leadership or active participation in association work. Nominations should be in the form of a letter and should include:

  • the nominee’s name and contact details
  • details of the nominee’s contribution to association work, including a list of any elected or appointed leadership roles
  • the nominator’s full name and contact information
  • the nominee must be a current CLA member

The winner of the CLA Emerging Leader Award will be presented at the CLA National Conference. The award includes the following benefits:

  • Complimentary CLA Conference Registration
  • Travel & Accommodation to CLA Conference
  • Presentation Plaque

Nominations deadline: February 28 Annually

Nominations can be submitted to:

CLA Emerging Leader Award Jury
c/o Canadian Library Association
1150 Morrison Drive, Suite 400
Ottawa, ON K2H 8S9
E-mail:  info (at)

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