Colorado Association of Libraries

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Colorado Association of Libraries
The letters C A L in greens and blues sitting on top of what looks to be an open book with the org name underneath
Formation1893; 127 years ago (1893)
HeadquartersArvada, Colorado
Parent organization
American Library Association

The Colorado Association of Libraries (CAL) is a professional organization for Colorado's librarians and library workers. It is headquartered in Arvada, Colorado. It was established in 1893 as the Colorado Library Association.[1][2] John Cotton Dana was elected president of the organization in 1895 but left after taking a controversial position on the gold standard and John Parsons succeeded him.[3][2] The organization faltered in 1896 and then was "resuscitated" in 1905.[4] Alfred Whitaker was the president of the association in 1905.[4]

The organization has been registered as a state non-profit since 1968.[5] The Colorado Association of Libraries was formed in 2001 through a merger of the Colorado Library Association and the Colorado Educational Media Association.[6]


  1. ^ Dana, John Cotton (2016-10-23). "Colorado Library Association". Biennial Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction of the State of Colorado : Colorado Department of Public Instruction. Retrieved 2020-02-15.
  2. ^ a b Mattson, Kevin. "The Librarian as Secular Minister to Democracy: The Life and Ideas of John Cotton Dana on JSTOR". JSTOR. Retrieved 2020-02-15.
  3. ^ "State Library Associations". Library Journal. 21 (11): 503. November 1896. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
  4. ^ a b Parsons, John (January 1917). "Alfred Edward Whitaker". Colorado Library Association Occasional Leaflet (Vol. 2 No. 1). p. 1. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
  5. ^ Kent, A.; Lancour, H. (1971). Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science: Volume 5 - Circulation to Coordinate Indexing. Library and Information Science Encyclopedia. Taylor & Francis. p. 356. ISBN 978-0-8247-2005-6. Retrieved 2020-02-15.
  6. ^ Nicoletti, Kimberly (October 18, 2002). "Bash draws authors off the page". Summit Daily. Retrieved 15 February 2020.

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