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)
  • CFLA Copyright Committee – Martha Whitehead and Mark Swartz (Queen’s) and Susan Haigh (CARL)
  • Indigenous Matters Committee – Mark Brogden (New Brunswick) and Jenna Walsh (SFU)
  • Depository Services Program Library Advisory Committee – Carla Graebner (SFU) and Michael Shires (Regina)
  • SPARC Steering Committee – Vivian Lewis (McMaster)
  • Research Data Canada Steering Committee – Jeffrey Moon (CARL, Portage) and Martha Whitehead (Queen’s)
  • Leadership Council for Digital Infrastructure –  Martha Whitehead (Queen’s), Susan Haigh (CARL), and Jeffrey Moon (CARL, Portage)
  • Canadian Consortium for Research – Susan Haigh (CARL)
  • Canadian Science Publishing – Susan Haigh (CARL)
  • CASRAI-CA Steering Committee –  Susan Haigh (CARL)
  • National Heritage Digitization Strategy Steering Committee –  Martha Whitehead (Queen’s)
  • International Alliance of Research Library Associations – Donna Bourne-Tyson (Dalhousie), Jonathan Bengtson (Victoria), and Susan Haigh (CARL)
  • ORCID-CA Advisory Committee – Susan Haigh (CARL)
  • Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services Board – 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
FMDFédération des milieux documentaires
CHLACanadian Health Libraries Association
CFLACanadian Federation of Library Associations
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
CANARIECanada’s Advanced Research and Innovation Network
CASRAI CACASRAI Canadian Chapter
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
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
Open GovernmentOpen Government
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
CASRAIConsortia Advancing Standards in Research Administration Information
CAULCouncil of Australian University Librarians
CNICoalition for Networked Information
CRLCenter for Research Libraries
EDUCAUSEAdvances higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology
IARLAInternational Alliance of Research Library Associations
IFLAInternational Federation of Library Associations and Institutions
LIBERAssociation of European Research Libraries
OCLCOnline Computer Library Center
RLUKResearch Libraries UK
SCONULSociety of College, National and University Libraries (UK)
SPARCScholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition