Dear CALL/ACBD members,

The Canadian Library Association (CLA) Executive Council has been working with the Future Federation Working Group  on the development of a proposal to replace the CLA with a federation consisting of library associations from across the country. The Final Proposal was released on December 18, 2015 and can be found on the CLA website here

Note there is a special meeting of CLA members taking place in Toronto on January 27. CLA members will be voting on a resolution for the dissolution of the Canadian Library Association. 

This survey of CALL/ACBD members is meant to:

- Inform CALL/ACBD members about the vote by CLA members and the proposal by the Future Federation Working Group, and
- Initiate a discussion with members about CALL/ACBD's possible involvement with a federation of library associations.

This is an informal survey compiled by the CALL/ACBD Executive Board. It is not meant as advice to CLA members with respect to the vote on the resolution for dissolution of the CLA; however, we do encourage members to vote if eligible.

This survey will close at 12 midnight ET on Friday, January 29, 2016. Results will be shared with CALL/ACBD members after they are compiled. 

Thank You for taking the time to complete this survey.

Connie Crosy
CALL/ACBD President

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* 1. A federation of library associations has been proposed by the Future Federation Working Group. Should CALL/ACBD participate in a federation of library associations as described by the Final Proposal of the Future Federation Working Group? 

We encourage you to review the Final Proposal before answering this question. 

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* 2. Associations are being asked to make a financial contribution to the federation of library associations if it is created. At what level do you think CALL/ACBD should participate?

Please see the Final Proposal for details.

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* 3. If CALL/ACBD does participate in the federation of library associations, how should we finance our financial contribution?

Keep in mind financial contribution is requested to increase slightly each year.

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* 4. Please share your questions, comments and concerns about the creation of a federation of library associations: