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CALM is a joint committee of the American Library Association (ALA), the Society of American Archivists (SAA), and the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). Its purposes are

  • To foster and develop ways and means of effecting closer cooperation among the organizations;
  • encourage the establishment of common standards;
  • undertake such activities as are assigned to the committee by either of its parent bodies;
  • initiate programs of a relevant and timely nature at the annual meetings of one or more parent bodies either through direct Combined Committee sponsorship or by forwarding particular program plans to the appropriate unit of one or more parent bodies for action; and
  • refer matters of common concern to appropriate committees of ALA, SAA or AAM.

ALA home page; CALM landing page (both links open new windows)

SAA home page; CALM landing page (both links open new windows)

AAM (opens a new window)


See for a history of the committee.

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