Califa Group

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Slogan or Motto: 
Unleashing the Impact of Libraries. Buy. Learn. Collaborate. With Califa.
Brief Description: 

is a nonprofit library membership consortium of more than 230 libraries and is the largest library network in California. Founded in 2004, Califa brokers and facilitates the procurement of library products; works closely with the California State Library in administering a number of statewide projects supported by federal Library Services and Technology Act funds, such as the enki Library ebook platform; offers Continuing Education training through the Infopeople project,( and manages master contracts and pricing agreements with publishers and vendors. With years of experience and a network of professional contacts, Califa has demonstrated capacity and experience in grant program design, delivery, and management.

Our membership includes all sizes and types of libraries – academic, research, public, school, corporate, medical, law, and special. A Board of Directors, elected by and from the membership, governs Califa, which is based in San Francisco, CA.

Principal Consortial Functions: 
Collections sharing
Electronic content licensing
Electronic content loading/presentation
Other Functions: 
Collection sharing of 3D content
Mailing Address: 
330 Townsend St. Suite 133 San Francisco, CA 94107
United States
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Staff Contacts: 
Paula MacKinnon, Executive Director, Veronda Pitchford, Assistant Director,
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