Daily Archives: December 1, 2011

Thinking About Workload Policies for Librarians….some readings

Now that the 1st draft of the UT Librarians Workload policy is circulating in the community (sent out by Larry Alford, Nov.30), it is timely to suggest a few readings. Remember when reading and thinking about the draft and what you … Continue reading

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Academic Librarians and Our Role in Goverance, Academic Planning

The current University of Toronto Act (1971 – Amended 1978) makes no mention of libraries, the Chief Librarian or librarians at the University of Toronto. This, as many know, is not the case at most institutions across Canada, and worries many … Continue reading

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Academic Librarians and the Expanding Role of Teaching at Post-Secondary Institutions

As librarians review current workload policies and strategic plans, the role of teaching in many forms has been escalating. The following discussion paper by CAUT (2009) examines some of these changes and what it means to academic librarianship: CAUT Librariansʼ … Continue reading

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Bargaining Updates at Canadian Universities

For UTFA see: http://utfa.org/content/utfa-bargaining-updates  (Nov. 15) OCUFA reports on the University of Ottawa and Wilfrid Laurier University, see: http://ocufa.on.ca/2011/bargaining-slows-at-laurier-%E2%80%9Cteaching-intensive%E2%80%9D-remains-thorny-issue-at-ottawa/ CAUT: Brandon University, Manitoba, see: http://www.caut.ca/pages.asp?page=1049

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