Call for Expressions of Interest – CARL Visiting Program Officer for Digital Access Policy

The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) is the national voice of Canada’s twenty-nine largest university libraries and two federal institutions. A bilingual not-for-profit organization, CARL coordinates national initiatives across its member institutions and promotes their causes to achieve excellence … More >> Call for Expressions of Interest – CARL Visiting Program Officer for Digital Access Policy

CARL’s Brief to the Federal Government’s Access to Information Act Review

CARL has submitted ten recommendations to the Federal Government that focuses on better funding for Library and Archives Canada for their role as the federal government archives, modifications to support reconciliation, means to address creation of alternate formats, ways to … More >> CARL’s Brief to the Federal Government’s Access to Information Act Review

CARL Welcomes Federal Government’s Announcement of Continued funding for CELA and NNELS

March 18, 2021 – CARL welcomes the announcement made by Minister Qualtrough on March 16, 2021, restoring $1 million in funding for accessible reading materials for the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) and the National Network for Equitable Library … More >> CARL Welcomes Federal Government’s Announcement of Continued funding for CELA and NNELS

Canadian Association of Research Libraries releases copyright resources for universities

December 17, 2020, Ottawa, ON – The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) has today released a new Open Educational Resource, “Copyright for University Instructors and Staff. In a series of seven short self-directed modules, university employees are guided through … More >> Canadian Association of Research Libraries releases copyright resources for universities

Equitable, Affordable Access to Digital Course Materials for University Students: Issues and Solutions

Libraries and Equitable Access to Course Materials Equitable access to high quality educational resources is essential for student academic success. The cost of textbooks and other course materials can present major financial hurdles for students.[1] With textbooks costing students between … More >> Equitable, Affordable Access to Digital Course Materials for University Students: Issues and Solutions

Canadians Need Unfettered Access To Government Publications In Face Of COVID-19

The Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA) and the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) are calling on federal and provincial governments to make official publications more accessible to Canadians by assigning a Creative Commons Attribution Licence (CC BY) to … More >> Canadians Need Unfettered Access To Government Publications In Face Of COVID-19