Dear CFLA-FCAB Members,

Please share this call for interest with your networks. Please note, this is a grassroots call for working group participation and that it is not required to have nominations from your association.

Deadline is May 6, 2019.


Chers membres de la FCAB-CFLA,

S.V.P., partager cet appel d’intérêt parmi vos réseaux. Veuillez noter qu’il s’agit d’un appel au niveau communautaire pour participer à un groupe de travail et qu’il n’est pas nécessaire que votre association propose des nominations.

La date limite est le 6 mai 2019.

Katherine McColgan, CAE

Executive Director — Directrice générale

Canadian Federation of Library Associations

Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques

75 rue Jolicoeur, Gatineau QC, J8Y 1A8




CFLA-FCAB recognizes the Algonquin peoples as the traditional custodians of the land in which our office is located.
La FCAB-CFLA reconnaît les Algonquins comme les gardiens traditionnels des terres dans lesquelles se trouve notre secrétariat.

From: <> On Behalf Of May Chan
Sent: April 15, 2019 11:34 AM
To: Canadian Technical Services Network <>
Subject: Call for working group volunteers to develop best practices re: ethical issues in cataloguing

Dear Colleagues,

In response to the need for specific ethical guidance for catalogers and metadata creators, and at the direction of the Cataloging and Metadata Management Section (CaMMS) of the American Library Association in cooperation with the Cataloguing and Indexing Group (CIG) of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals and the Cataloguing and Metadata Standards Committee (CMSC) of the Canadian Federation of Library Associations, the Ethics in Cataloging Steering Committee is extending a call for volunteers in order to form working groups of experts to inform and improve the development of best practices for addressing ethical issues in the workplace.

We anticipate all working groups will complete their work electronically, and no in-person meetings are required. This call for volunteers will be open until May 6, 2019. Depending on interest levels, we may not have spaces for everyone who expresses interest. Groups will be assigned by mid-June and have until November 1, 2019 to investigate their topic and report back to the Steering Committee to create a draft for exposure and comment by ALA Midwinter 2020.

Please use the link below to volunteer:

For any questions, please contact:

May Chan
CFLA-FCAB Representative, Ethics in Cataloging Steering Committee<> | 416.978.3075