Partners & Relations

CARL is committed to supporting provincial and national initiatives relevant to its mission, as well as developing formal and informal partnerships with relevant organizations in Canada and internationally.

External Relations

Currently, CARL is represented at the following external organizations/initiatives:

  • Canadian Committee on Cataloguing – Susan Andrews (UBC)
  • CLA Copyright Committee – Susan Haigh (CARL)
  • Depository Services Program Library Advisory Committee – Carla Graebner (SFU) and Michael Shires (Regina)
  • SPARC Steering Committee – Vivian Lewis (McMaster)
  • Research Data Canada – Martha Whitehead (Queen’s)
  • Digital Infrastructure Leadership Council – Martha Whitehead (Queen’s)
  • Canadian Consortium for Research – Katherine McColgan (CARL)
  • Canadian Science Publishing – Susan Haigh (CARL)


CARL also maintains a relationship through agreements, membership or informal means with the following groups:

Canadian national library organizations
APLICAssociation of Parliamentary Libraries in Canada
ASTEDAssociation pour l’avancement des sciences et des techniques de la documentation
CHLACanadian Health Libraries Association
CLACanadian Library Association
CULCCanadian Urban Libraries Council
PTPLCProvincial and Territorial Public Library Council
Canadian university library regional consortia
BCIBureau de coopération interuniversitaire
CAULCouncil of Atlantic University Libraries
COPPULCouncil of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries
OCULOntario Council of University Libraries
Canadian national research and higher education organizations
ACAAssociation of Canadian Archivists
CAGSCanadian Association of Graduate Studies
CALJCanadian Association of Learned Journals
Canadiana.orgCanada’s coordinator, facilitator and advocate for digitization initiatives
CANARIECanada’s Advanced Research and Innovation Network
CAUTCanadian Association of University Teachers
CCACanadian Council of Archives
CCACouncil of Canadian Academies
CCRCanadian Consortium for Research
CFHSSCanadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Compute CanadaCanada’s National High Performance Computing (HPC) Platform
CRKNCanadian Research Knowledge Network
CSAECanadian Society of Association Executives
CUCCIOCouncil of University Chief Information Officers
LCDIThe Leadership Council for Digital Infrastructure
PKPPublic Knowledge Project
UCUniversities Canada
Canadian government-related organizations and services
CFICanada Foundation for Innovation
CIHRCanadian Institutes of Health Research
Copyright BoardCopyright Board of Canada
CRTCCanadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission
DSPDepository Services Program (under Government of Canada Publications)
NSERCNatural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
ParliamentParliament of Canada
SSHRCSocial Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
National Libraries
BAC-LACLibrary and Archives Canada
BAnQBibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec
BLBritish Library
BNFBibliothèque nationale de France
LoCLibrary of Congress (US)
Non-Canadian and international organizations
ACRLAssociation of College and Research Libraries
ADBUAssociation des directeurs et des personnels de direction des bibliothèques universitaires et des services documentaires de l’enseignement supérieur et de la recherche (FR)
ALAAmerican Library Association
ARLAssociation of Research Libraries
CAULCouncil of Australian University Librarians
CNICoalition for Networked Information
CRLCenter for Research Libraries
EDUCAUSEAdvances higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology
IFLAInternational Federation of Library Associations and Institutions
JISCJoint Information Systems Committee (UK)
JULACJoint University Librarians Advisory Committee (Hong Kong)
LIBERAssociation of European Research Libraries
OCLCGlobal network of library-management and user-facing services
RINResearch Information Network (UK)
RLUKResearch Libraries UK
SCONULSociety of College, National and University Libraries (UK)
SPARCScholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition
UKOLNUnited Kingdom Office for Library and Information Networking
WIPOWorld Intellectual Property Organization