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Association Meeting, Spring 2022 (Invitation Only)

Monday, April 25Thursday, April 28

Please Register to Meet in Toronto April 25–28!

Last Updated on September 27, 2022, 3:31 pm ET

Toronto skyline with purple light. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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The ARL and CARL Boards of Directors are pleased to invite you to attend the joint ARL/CARL Association Meeting to be held Monday–Thursday, April 25–28, 2022, in Toronto, Ontario. We are looking forward to the opportunity to bring our two associations together in person for the first time in six years. The meeting will be held at the InterContinental Toronto Centre, located at 225 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2X3. 

Registration for this event is closed. Please email events@arl.org with questions.

If you do not plan to attend the meeting, please complete the registration form to tell us you won’t be attending. If you are designating an alternate, they must complete the registration form. ARL member representatives are encouraged to attend the virtual ARL Business Meeting on Tuesday, April 26, 3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. EDT, whether in Toronto or not. 

COVID-19 Safety Measures

ARL and CARL are taking the necessary steps to ensure the health and safety of our member representatives, staff, and guests, and to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in compliance with regulations and other requirements that have been issued by the Province of Ontario, the City of Toronto, and public health officials.
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To this end, we are taking the following measures:

  • Mandatory Vaccination: Although the Province of Ontario has removed the requirement to provide proof of vaccination, this is a private event, and as such, all attendees (including association employees, member representatives, and guests) will be required to provide proof of full vaccination (currently two doses, or a booster, the last of which was received at least 14 days prior to their attendance) and a photo ID in order to participate in person and to enter meeting and reception spaces. This information will be collected via a third-party service.
  • All attendees will be required to self-screen before entering the meeting premises. 
  • All persons entering or remaining in the premises or in enclosed common areas are encouraged to wear a mask.
  • All individuals will be encouraged to perform hand hygiene when entering and leaving the premises.
  • The hotel (and meeting-service providers) will ensure the proper cleaning and disinfection of all audiovisual equipment and meeting spaces.

These health measures are subject to change as the pandemic continues to evolve.

International Travel Considerations (for US-Based Members and Guests)

During the pandemic, international travelers have been subjected to vaccination and/or testing requirements when entering a new country as well as upon returning to their country of origin.
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Currently, Canada requires the following for entry (if you are fully vaccinated):

  • Starting April 1, 2022, pre-entry tests are no longer required for fully vaccinated travellers entering Canada by land, air or water. You must still use ArriveCAN within 72 hours before your arrival to Canada.
  • You must use the ArriveCAN mobile app or sign in on a computer to enter your proof of vaccination, quarantine and travel information.
  • You may be required to take a COVID-19 test upon arrival (if randomly selected).

Currently, the United States requires the following for reentry: 

  • If you plan to travel internationally, you will need to get a COVID-19 viral test (regardless of vaccination status or citizenship) no more than 1 day before you travel by air into the United States. You must show your negative result to the airline before you board your flight.
  • If you recently recovered from COVID-19, you may instead travel with documentation of recovery from COVID-19 (i.e., your positive COVID-19 viral test result on a sample taken no more than 90 days before the flight’s departure from a foreign country and a letter from a licensed healthcare provider or a public health official stating that you were cleared to travel).

Again, these requirements are subject to change as the pandemic evolves. Information will be updated as it becomes available.

While attendees will be responsible for securing their own testing prior to entry into Canada, the Association will secure a third party to conveniently perform the requisite testing at the hotel, for your return to the US (at your own expense).

Meeting Details

Accommodation and Meeting Venue Information

InterContinental Toronto Centre
225 Front St W
Toronto ON M5V 2X3
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A block of rooms has been reserved for attendees of the 2022 joint Association Meeting at a special rate. We encourage all attendees to stay at the meeting hotel to ensure ARL and CARL fulfill our contract obligations. The InterContinental hotel room rate has been reduced from Can$279 to Can$239; this reduced rate will also be applied to all existing reservations.

Those who book within the block will be automatically entered into a drawing for two awards of a weekend stay for two, at the Intercontinental Toronto Centre, at a future date.

  • Room Rate: Can$239.00, plus taxes (single or double occupancy)
  • Online Reservations: For the best booking experience, we encourage you to book your hotel room online: https://book.passkey.com/go/ARL2022
  • If calling the hotel, please reference Group: “ARL/CARL 2022 Spring Membership Conference” (to receive the negotiated room rate).

The guest-room block is reserved from Saturday, April 23, to Friday, April 29, 2022. PLEASE BOOK BEFORE WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2022. Any reservations made after this date will be based on availability.

Association Meeting Program Planning Task Force

  • Rick Anderson, Chair, Brigham Young University Library
  • Clem Guthro, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Library
  • Erik Mitchell, UC San Diego Library
  • Rebecca Mugridge, University at Albany, SUNY, University Libraries
  • ARL Staff Lead: Mary Lee Kennedy

More Information

Conference Meals
The following meals are provided:
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Sunday: April 24, 2022

  • Breakfast: CARL Board of Directors
  • Lunch: CARL Board of Directors

Monday: April 25, 2022

  • Breakfast: CARL Member Representatives
  • Breakfast: ARL Executive Committee
  • Lunch: ARL Board of Directors
  • Lunch: CARL Member Representatives
  • Reception: CARL President’s Reception & Awards Ceremony (hearty appetizers)

Tuesday: April 26, 2022

  • Breakfast: All meeting attendees
  • Lunch: All meeting attendees
  • Evening Reception (hearty appetizers): All meeting attendees

Wednesday: April 27, 2022

  • Breakfast: All meeting attendees
  • Lunch: All meeting attendees
  • Evening Reception (hearty appetizers): All meeting attendees

Thursday: April 28, 2022

  • Breakfast: All meeting attendees
  • Lunch Boxes to Go: All meeting attendees

Conference Code of Conduct

Consistent with ARL’s Guiding Principles and our practice, Association Meeting attendees are expected to adhere to the ARL Code of Conduct, available online for your reference. 


Please contact Jaymey Butler, CMP, ARL associate director, Events, jbutler@arl.org, or Kasia Kozyra-Kocikowska, CARL administrative officer and event coordinator, kasia.kozyra-kocikowska@carl-abrc.ca.

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Hashtag: #ARLCARL22


Monday, April 25
Thursday, April 28




InterContinental Toronto Centre
Toronto, Ontario M5V2X3 Canada
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