Librarians are silenced at CLA – Are we losing sight of the basic principles underlying our profession?

Many, after reading this update about what took place at the CLA conference think so. The author asks some excellent questions, “What does it mean when librarians are physically removed from a library conference for circulating information regarding library funding? And, what does it mean when the national library association in this country is the body removing them?”……for a synopsis of what happened when Dr. Caron from LAC presented at the conference, read this: http://apuobibliolib.wordpress.com/2012/06/01/librarians-silenced-at-cla-conference/

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2 Responses to Librarians are silenced at CLA – Are we losing sight of the basic principles underlying our profession?

  1. Pingback: Librarians silenced at CLA conference « Subject/Object

  2. Posted on behalf of CLA President Karen Adams:

    The Canadian Library Association believes in promulgating fact.

    So let me clarify.

    No registered delegates were asked to leave, to stop placing bookmarks, or to stop handing out materials.

    Non-registered people were respectfully asked to move outside the CLA conference space. They were still able to distribute their materials within the convention centre.

    Karen Adams
    President, Canadian Library Association

    Also posted at: http://clagov.wordpress.com/2012/06/02/cla-response/

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