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Canadian Federation of Library Associations / Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques

Update from the Canadian Federation of Library Associations

June 9, 2016

The Canadian Federation of Library Associations / Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques (CFLA-FCAB) Board held a working meeting on June 2 during the CLA Forum.

This was the first opportunity for the inaugural Board members to meet in person. During the afternoon on June 2 the CFLA-FCAB held an Open Forum. With over 100 delegates in attendance the Open Forum was very well received with an opportunity for the Board to share and report upon the work that has been completed to date and review top priorities.

Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA) Board

CFLA-FCAB Board: (L-R): Donna Bourne-Tyson, Peter Bailey, Shelagh Paterson, Alix-Rae Stefanko, Paul Takala, Carole Laguë, Sonia Smith, Camille Callison Missing from Photo: Annette Defaveri, Trecia Schell

In May the CFLA-FCAB Board issued a Wordmark Challenge to the community. On June 2 the Board unanimously adopted the logo designed by Dave Weatherall from the University of Ottawa. The Board would like to extend their appreciation to Mr. Weatherall for his participation and unique design.

At the Open Forum, the Board noted its top 3 priorities.

  1. Promote initiatives in all types of libraries to advance reconciliation by supporting the TRC calls to action. In particular, libraries support the telling of the story of indigenous peoples and the education of all Canadians in indigenous culture and history.
  2. The new federation is a strong and effective voice on copyright issues.
  3. The Board will issue monthly communications to the Canadian Library community on the status of federation.

The Board is beginning its review of Priority Intake Forms. We invite you to complete this form to help prioritize and determine the activities of CFLA-FCAB in supporting a national voice for the broader library community. Your input is confidential to the CFLA-FCAB board.

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