We did not come to any conclusions, only crafted a series of questions to ponder. What do we do now? What do we want to do in the future? What/who do we want to be? Do we need affiliation? If so, does it have to with PLG? Could it be with other Canadian groups? Can/should we create something new? Align with another existing organization (i.e. Radical Librarians Collective was mentioned)? We intend to reach out to the CC to let them know that we are considering our options, and asking them to give us some feedback on what they hope to see from Canadian chapters. We have also reached out to Edmonton and London chapters via Twitter to start a dialogue.
Since then, a couple of interesting background pieces have come out from the PLG-CC:
A September "business" meeting may be a good chance to discuss this information that has come to light and talk about what our next steps may be. We can meet at Ryerson Library to ensure we have a central welcoming space where we can all hear each other out in relative quiet and comfort. Here's a Doodle for you to fill out - everyone loves filling out Doodles!! All are welcome - whether you are a current or lapsed member, or just interested in learning more about the group - please join us. I will update this space once we have settled on a date and specific location.