Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Results from Survey on Future Canadian Library Federation

This is a follow-up to the Library Boy post of October 11, 2015 entitled Proprosal to Create Federation of Library Associations to Replace Canadian Library Association.

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 (...)"

"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."
A final proposal is scheduled for December 18, 2015


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posted by Michel-Adrien at 8:13 pm


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