Censorship at Canadian Library Association Conference – Librarians Expelled by Security Guards for Leafletting
Take note of this outrageous situation at the Canadian Library Association conference yesterday. Librarians opposing cuts to the Canadian National Library and Archives were ejected from the conference by force for passing out leaflets. The Executive Director of CLA claimed that the library conference was “not the right venue” for such activism. Read all about it on the blog of the unionized librarians of the University of Ottawa.
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Posted on behalf of CLA President Karen Adams:
The Canadian Library Association believes in promulgating fact.
So let me clarify.
No registered delegates were asked to leave, to stop placing bookmarks, or to stop handing out materials.
Non-registered people were respectfully asked to move outside the CLA conference space. They were still able to distribute their materials within the convention centre.
President, Canadian Library Association
Also posted at: http://clagov.wordpress.com/2012/06/02/cla-response/
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