Monday, February 22, 2016

Canadian Library Association CLA Digest for February 2016 - What Happens After CLA Dissolves

The Canadian Library Association (CLA) publishes a regular news bulletin known as CLA Digest.

The most recent issue deals with the vote by the CLA membership on January 27, 2016 to dissolve the organization and launch a new federation of Canadian library associations in its wake:
"It has been a long journey, and the proposal is an important feat of collaboration, shared vision, and good will by all associations represented. For CLA Executive Council, we had to also come to a decision to recommend that CLA end with dignity as well as the intent of supporting the next stage in our communities' evolution of our national voice for libraries. We thank the CLA membership for supporting the motion, as difficult and - at times heart wrenching - as it was. We chose a path forward that allows the new Federation to start with a truly clean slate."

"So here we are looking forward to next steps."

"The Future Federation Working Group has expressed a wish to incorporate the new Federation as soon as possible to get the new Federation going. I couldn't be more delighted. This will take more than a handful of weeks, but, by early spring, you will likely start to see some communication from them."

"As for CLA, we have a lot of work to do between now and June 1 - 3 when we all - hopefully - meet again at the last CLA national conference, this time called 'Forum.' We need to determine - with the help of the Federation - what responsibilities of CLA fit within the scope of the Federation, which activities might better fit with another association or organization, and which activities will wrap with the final dissolution."
Earlier Library Boy posts on the topic include: 

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