Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Canadian Library Association Special Meeting in January to Vote on New Library Federation

This is a follow-up to the Library Boy post of December 8, 2015 entitled Results from Survey on Future Canadian Library Federation.

For many months, the Canadian Library Association (CLA) has been meeting with representatives from other regional and sectoral library associations such as the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) 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.

The CLA Executive Council has called a Special General Meeting to vote on the dissolution of CLA for January 27th, 2016 at 11 a.m. in Toronto based on the recommendations found within the final proposal from the Future Federation Working Group .

The CLA website has links to the meeting's agenda, the proposal for the creation of a new federation of library associations, financial statements and the special resolution to dissolve the CLA.

Small associations like CALL would likely be invited to become a member of the new federation but it is still unclear how any new governance structure would accommodate smaller entities in terms of membership fees and voting weight.


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posted by Michel-Adrien at 6:51 pm


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