ALA chimes in on LAC’s Code of Conduct

ALA threw its support behind CLA this week and sent this letter to Minister Moore.

Highlight: “The current LAC Code of Conduct: Values and Ethics does not strike the needed balance with intellectual freedom. The Code restricts unnecessarily the ability of librarians and information professionals to perform key aspects of their work, namely, teaching and speaking at conferences and other public engagements.

This is not only a grave detriment to knowledge and intellectual activity in Canada, but to the library and information profession community around the world.”

ALA was, for the first few decades of professional librarianship in Canada, the national library association for Canadians. It still has 1,100 Canadian members (many librarians at UO are indeed members) and still takes an interest in issues affecting the information worker community north of its border.

 

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