Results from Survey on Future Canadian Library Federation
In recent months, representatives from the Canadian Library Association (CLA) as well as other regional and sectoral library associations have been meeting to discuss the CLA's dissolution and its replacement by a new national structure that would take the form of a federation of library associations.
As part of the process, various participating associations surveyed their membership,
The CLA has just released a summary of the results:
"The results of the surveys demonstrate broad support across the respondents for a significant change for the national association and support for the proposal in general. Within the survey results, some specific themes emerged that did not occur across the majority or even a strong minority of the responses, but were flagged by the Working Group as important to address for the final version of the proposal (...)"A final proposal is scheduled for December 18, 2015
"While we will never create the 'perfect' proposal that meets every single interest expressed by every individual, institution, and association that comprises the library sector in Canada, we do believe we can get to a proposal that is most definitely 'good enough' to get us started along a new path in Canada for a unified national voice for the library communities that make up this country."
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