Membership Meetings

CARL member libraries, normally represented by the library director, gather in the spring and fall of each year for general membership meetings and for meetings of the Board of Directors and the major committees. The membership business meeting in the spring is the Association’s annual general meeting. The spring general meetings are most frequently held in or near members’ cities across Canada; the fall meetings are normally held in Ottawa.

The most typical scheduling in recent years has been as follows: Day 1 – Board meeting (morning and afternoon); welcome reception for all member representatives (evening); Day 2 – meetings of committees (morning and/or afternoon), program sessions (morning or afternoon) and dinner (evening); Day 3 – program sessions (morning); membership business meeting (late morning or early afternoon); short second Board meeting (late afternoon).

Dates, locations, and available programs and details for future and past member meetings are listed below.

Upcoming meetings

2018
Ottawa-Gatineau (dates TBD)
Regina (April 30-May 1)
2017
Ottawa (November 7-9)
Hamilton (May 16-18)Joint meeting with CULC
2016
Ottawa (November 8-10)Program
Vancouver (April 26-28)Joint meeting with ARL
2015
Ottawa (October 20-22)Joint meeting with CRKN
Toronto (May 12-14)
2014
Québec City (November 4-6)Final Program
Fredericton (May 13-15)Final Program
2013
Gatineau (November 5-7)Final Program
Winnipeg (May 27-29)
2012
Ottawa (November 13-15)Final Program
Calgary (May 14-16)
2011
Gatineau (October 3-5)Joint meeting with CRKN
Montreal (May 3-6)Joint meeting with ARL
2010
Ottawa (November 16-18)
Edmonton (May 18-20)
2009
Ottawa (November 10-13)
Montreal (May 25-28)
2008
Ottawa (October 6-9)
Kingston (May 12-15)
2007
Toronto (September 26-26)
St. John’s (May 15-18)
2006
Vancouver (November 7-10)
Ottawa (May 16-19)Joint meeting with ARL
2005
Emerald Lake (November 1-4)
Saskatoon (June 7-10)
2004
Ottawa (November 3-5)
Victoria (June 14-16)
2003
Ottawa (November 7-10)
Halifax (Spring)
2002
Quebec City (Fall)
Halifax (Spring)
2001
Ottawa (Fall)Joint meeting with CAUL/CONZUL
Toronto (Spring)Joint meeting with ARL
2000
Canberra (Aust.) (Fall)Joint meeting with CAUL/CONZUL
Edmonton (Spring)
1999
Ottawa (Fall)
St. John (Spring)
1998
Ottawa (Fall)
Vancouver (Spring)
1997
Ottawa (Fall)
Bristol (UK) (Spring)Joint meeting with SCONUL
1996
Ottawa (Fall)
Vancouver (Spring)Joint meeting with ARL
1995
Toronto (Fall)
Calgary (Spring)
1994
Fredericton (Fall)
Vancouver (Spring)
1993
Quebec City (Fall)
Hamilton (Spring)
1992
Ottawa (Fall)
Winnipeg (Spring)
1991
Halifax (Fall)
Montreal (Spring)Joint meeting with ARL
1990
Victoria (Fall)
Ottawa (Spring)
1989
Montreal (Fall)
Edmonton (Spring)
1988
Toronto (Fall)
Halifax (Spring)
1987
Montreal (Fall)
Vancouver (Spring)
1986
Toronto (Fall)