News From Working Group on the Future of the Canadian Library Association
The Canadian Library Association (CLA) has been holding discussions with stakeholders in the library community on a major overhaul of the organization. The CLA is looking into the concept of a federation of existing provincial/territorial and national sectoral associations to replace the existing direct membership model.
The Future CLA blog set up by the CLA Executive to share information about its reorganization efforts recently published a number of documents on what has been happening:
- Meeting Notes from the March 20 teleconference: 10 associations were represented
- Working Group Terms of Reference: a Future CLA Working Group was established by the attendees at the Future CLA Stakeholder Forum on January 31, 2015. This document outlines its terms of reference as well as deadlines for deliverables
- Draft Timeline for Development of a Future CLA Proposal: this document explains the timeline for developing a more detailed proposal for a new federated association-of-associations model for CLA