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American Library Association (ALA)

The American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world. Founded on October 6, 1876 during the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, the mission of ALA is “to provide leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.” Learn more at www.ala.org.


Canadian Library Association (CLA)

Canadian Library Association (CLA) is the national voice for Canada’s library communities.

Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP)

Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) is the leading voice for the information, knowledge management and library profession. Our goal is to put information and library skills and professional values at the heart of a democratic, equal and prosperous society.

We are a chartered institute and charity. Our full registered name is the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals.