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Say NO to Intimidation – Say YES to Intellectual Freedom

CAPAL urges its members and affiliated organizations in Canada to continue to pressure Herbert Richardson, founder and editor of Edwin Mellen Press, to drop the remaining libel lawsuit against the Dale Askey, Associate Librarian, at McMaster University. If you or your colleagues have not signed the petition circulating, please do so: https://www.change.org/petitions/edwin-mellen-press-end-libel-suit-against-dale-askey Urge students, faculty and associations to continue to apply pressure. We cannot allow this kind of intimidation to continue and jeopardize intellectual freedom in Canada.

via Say NO to Intimidation – Say YES to Intellectual Freedom.


EX LIBRIS ASSOCIATION Call for a Parliamentary Review of Libraries and Archives Canada

EX LIBRIS ASSOCIATION Call for a Parliamentary Review of Libraries and Archives Canada.

How has LAC fared since 2004? How do its library policies and operations measure up when examined using basic yardsticks like the Information and documentation: Performance Indicators for National Libraries, adopted by the International Federation of Library Associations in 2009? Has it lived up to the spirit of the International Council of Archives Universal Declaration on Archives, adopted in 2010, to support the growth of archival activity in Canada? Currently, does it have adequate federal funding to maintain and develop its services to the public?

Canada’s federal librarians fear being ‘muzzled’

Canada’s federal librarians fear being ‘muzzled’.

Federal librarians and archivists who set foot in classrooms, attend conferences or speak up at public meetings on their own time are engaging in “high risk” activities, according to the new code of conduct at Library and Archives Canada.

Given the dangers, the code says the department’s staff must clear such “personal” activities with their managers in advance to ensure there are no conflicts or “other risks to LAC.”

The code, which stresses federal employees’ “duty of loyalty” to the “duly elected government,” also spells out how offenders can be reported…