“Members of the Canadian Library Association have the individual and collective responsibility to:… 3. facilitate access to any or all sources of information which may be of assistance to library users…” Canadian Library Association Position Statement on Code of Ethics
The London Chapter of the Progressive Librarians Guild is pleased to have made a submission to the Information Commissioner of Canada who has been conducting a public consultation on the Access to Information Act. Here’s the PLG’s submission.
One of the things we say in our submissions is: “we see the Access to Information Act as a kind of magic wand that transforms government institutions into something akin to public libraries.”
You can read all submissions here.
If you’d like to see what people have been “checking out” from the federal departments through the Access to Information Act, take a look here.