The Information Policy Blog

The (unofficial) blog of the BCLA Information Policy Committee

Be it resolved: save Library and Archives Canada

This resolution to save Library and Archives Canada, proposed by the Information Policy (moved by Carla Graebner, seconded by Shawna Kristin) was passed by the British Columbia Library Association on May 12, 2012 at the Annual General Meeting, without modification, with broad-based support and no opposition.

Rationale / purpose for resolution: Changes have been implemented at LAC that have far-reaching implications;
including reduced public access, decentralization of the national collection, elimination of specialist
positions, and reduced acquisitions

Action proposed: Support the CAUT campaign to save LAC and encourage BCLA members to write letters to
restore funding and mandate to LAC

Position’s relation to libraries and library service: LAC is Canada’s National Library. Any impact to it will have repercussions across the country in terms of collections, access, preservation and professionalization

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