Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Update on Creation of New Canadian Federation of Library Associations

The membership of the Canadian Library Association (CLA) voted on January 27, 2016 to dissolve the organization and launch a new federation of Canadian library associations.

A few days ago, members of the initial board of directors of the new Canadian Federation of Library Associations/Fédétation canadienne des associations de bibliothèques (CFLA/FCAB) published an update explaining the way forward:
"Since January, representatives from provincial, territorial, and national associations have been meeting weekly via teleconference to incorporate and create the new CFLA/FCAB. We are excited about this new opportunity for Canada’s library community, and we have a lot of work ahead of us! Much of our work to date has been somewhat internal in constructing a legal and corporate framework and foundation for the existence of CFLA/FCAB and includes the following tasks in progress:
  • Drafting and reviewing by-laws and implementing the steps needed to incorporate
  • Identifying an inaugural board tasked with setting up the new organization (see below)
  • Securing member dues and setting up a financial framework
  • Hiring initial contract support to bring CFLA to operational readiness
  • Liaising with CLA to steward any CLA initiatives that are within the scope of this new organization ..."
The target date for an official election of the CFLA board is January/February 2017.

Earlier Library Boy posts on the topic include:


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posted by Michel-Adrien at 3:19 pm


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