As reported in this tweet, if not elsewhere, the Canadian Library Association has voted to dissolve. As astonishing as it is to write that sentence, this has actually been a long time coming. As long as a year ago a process was put in place that led to this moment.
The document “Toward a Federation of Library Associations in Canada” outlines the future. Rather than trying to keep an increasingly weak national association alive, the idea is to allow the currently strong provincial associations to collaborate on national issues as needed. For many years the Ontario Library Association Annual Conference has dwarfed the CLA Conference.
Still, it’s somewhat shocking to see this transpire.