28 Aug '13, 9am

#rebrand Betraying our colleagues?

Rebranders, take note: it rarely sounds convincing if you threaten people who light-heartedly question what you're trying to do. So John Dolan's statement , the latest salvo in the propaganda war to try to convince CILIP members to embrace Council's proposal that we rename ourselves as ILPUK, that anyone who makes jokes about it is 'betraying our colleagues', reads as over-defensive and over-sensitive in the extreme. His message, once more, is that it is impermissible to question the wisdom of Council in choosing the name. I suggest Council remember that they are elected by and accountable to, the membership, not the other way round. For a more balanced view, look at two messages on the lis-profession mailing list. With their permission, I reproduce these, first Roger Farbey's and then Charles Oppenheim's. They may be also seen on the list archives. Roger writes, 'In calli...

Full article: http://www.roper.org.uk/tr/2013/08/betraying-our-colleagu...

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