Saturday, March 16, 2013

Are LAC Employees Being Muzzled?

Apparently so, says James Turk, executive director of the Canadian Association of University Teachers in a story entitled "Canada’s federal librarians fear being ‘muzzled’: Library and Archives Canada employees feel chill from new code of conduct in today".

If you read the article, any public appearance by LAC employees has to be vetted by the LAC, and will any speeches that the employees will give will have to follow the rules set forth by the federal government. 

So what will happen to the yearly review of the LAC given at the BIFHSGO conference every year? Will it be a simple LAC rehash of the year, or will it be the employee's true feelings? I wonder ...   

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