Once again, we would like to thank Valoree McKay and all the volunteers and staff at the former Canadian Library Association for their dedicated effort over the last year and a half. One of the few remaining orders of business has recently been completed, with the transition of CLA’s Guidelines and Position Papers over to the Federation. We are pleased to announce that the CFLA-FCAB Board has completed their review of the existing publications, including a number that were completed but not published before the dissolution of CLA.
In November, we published this material at CFLA-FCAB.ca. A few guidelines and position papers are no longer relevant as the result of developments since their original publication, and those will be retired.
We invite all stakeholders to review these publications and provide any feedback you may have on the content to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 31. We will review everything you have to say and determine whether to include those revisions by the time of our upcoming AGM. In 2017, we will be setting a long-term schedule for ongoing review, revision and updates to these publications to ensure that they are kept current.
Once again, we would like to thank all the volunteers who dedicated their time and effort to developing these publications, and we are excited to once again make them available to everyone.
At present, the guidelines and position statements are available in English only. We will have French translations available in the very near future. This translation is a high priority for us, as we believe that it’s important for all libraries across Canada to be able to engage with and make full use of these valuable publications.
You can find the adopted guidelines at: http://cfla-fcab.ca/en/programs/guidelines/ and the position statements at: http://cfla-fcab.ca/…/progr…/guidelines-and-position-papers/
In particular, we’d like to call your attention to the newly published material:
- Guidelines on Library and Information Services for People with Disabilities (previously revised in 1997, updated for 2016)
- Library and Literacy Services for Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) Peoples of Canada
- Prison Libraries Network: The Right to Read
Thank you for your support and we look forward to your feedback and to any recommendations you may have for future guidelines and position statements.