Monthly Archives: January 2012

“The Canadian Library Association’s Failure to Advocate for Librarians and Libraries”

Our colleagues will find nothing new in this article by Andrew Lockhart, but it provides a good summary of the recent issues and concerns that have and are being discussed in our community: http://plglondon.wordpress.com/2012/01/27/the-canadian-library-associations-failure-to-advocate-for-librarians-and-libraries/

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Workload Meeting this Friday, January 27, 2012.

If you didn’t have a chance to voice your concerns at the previous town halls organized at UTM, UTSC and St. George, you can still have input into the draft of the workload for librarians. The workload committee has one … Continue reading

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OCUFA awards – Deadline

Dear Colleagues, The UTFA Librarians Committee is encouraging colleagues to submit nominations for the OCUFA Academic Librarianship Award. (click here for pdf package and forms) This award recognizes the contributions of outstanding academic librarians in a variety of areas, including: … Continue reading

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Updates: Harvard Libraries and Librarians

F.Y.I. see http://infodocket.com/2012/01/19/library-world-talking-about-harvard-librarians-and-harvard-library-transition/

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“The Great Librarian Massacre…” at Harvard University – Update

A letter issued by Provost of Harvard University rationalizing the current reorganization has been made public (click here). A librarian at Harvard University has posted a detailed up-date on what has been happening, as a result of the reorganization, a … Continue reading

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Post Survey Developments in UTFA Council, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2o12.

F.Y.I.   UTFA bargaining team begins mediation talks with UofT Simcoe Hall this weekend with Kevin Burkett as the mediator. Mediation is the first step. If there is no advancement in mediation, the bargaining team and representatives from UofT administration will … Continue reading

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Update on Harvard University Libraries…

More information has been posted about what is happening in the libraries at Harvard University: http://chrisbourg.wordpress.com/2012/01/19/whats-happening-at-harvard/

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Changes at Harvard University Libraries

Rumblings on Twitter all day are suggesting a major reorganization is underway, with possible layoff for academic librarians. Is this another McMaster situation? The story is not yet official nor clear, but information has been circulating on the librarians CAUT … Continue reading

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OCUFA Award for Academic Librarians at the University of Toronto

Let’s remember our colleagues, those who have made important contributions to the University of Toronto community. The UTFA Librarians Committee is encouraging colleagues to submit nominations for the OCUFA Academic Librarianship Award. This award recognizes the contributions of outstanding academic … Continue reading

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Black Wednesday – Stop SOPA

Several websites have gone black to today to protest over SOPA, including Wikipedia, Reddit, Mozilla, WordPress, and BoingBoing, will go dark today to protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA). Michael Geist explains … Continue reading

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