Monthly Archives: June 2012

Update on the Universities who have not signed the Access Copyright Agreement…

Dear Colleagues, Sam Trosow is keeping a running list of institutions who have not signed the AC agreement, see below and current site: http://samtrosow.wordpress.com/2012/06/29/compilation-of-annoucements-for-institutions-opting-out-of-model-license/ Here is a list of the latest: “…(Jun 29) Here is a (partial) compilation of available … Continue reading

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3 Universities announce they are not signing the Access Copyright agreement…

Memorial University just announced they are not signing the AC agreement. From the Daily News http://today.mun.ca/news.php?news_id=7462 Carleton University is not signing the Access Copyright agreement, June 28, 2012. Royal Roads University is not signing the agreement with Access Copyright, June … Continue reading

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Trent University Declines to Sign Access Copyright Agreement

Circulating today on the CAUT Librarians list: http://www.trentu.ca/newsevents/newsDetail.php?newsID=2827 From the Office of the Provost and Vice-President, Academic After much feedback, debate and discourse with various internal student groups and faculty, Trent University has decided not to sign a licence agreement … Continue reading

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“Nature” of Professional Responsibilities vs. Professional Degree Requirements for Academic Librarians

There is a difference between what is acknowledged at post-secondary institutions as ‘minimum degree requirements’ vs what constitutes the ‘nature’ of academic responsibilities as discussed in the article by Rory Litwin, which exams the broader areas of expertise, licensed professionals, … Continue reading

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Roll of Honor for INTERNATIONALLY Recognized Librarians Who Are Poets….

A new, work-in-progress, site has been made public via IFLA which records librarians who were also poets. Please contact them with further information that might be missing about Canadian librarian poets, barkingbards@deadpoes.org , see: http://deadpoets.typepad.com/leaves_of_bark/living-library-poets.html

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What constitutes the ‘nature’ of professional academic librarianship?” Here is one perspective…

In recent years there has been a lot of discussion about what defines a profession from para-professionals or in the library world, library technicians, as responsibilities and jobs in our field have shifted. Often our administrators forget where the divisions … Continue reading

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Shared Governance Issues: UTFA Expresses the Community’s Concerns

F.Y.I.  Raised voices from the teaching faculty, academic librarians and students at UTM and UTSC has resulted in UTFA has contacting David Naylor about changes to the governance structures at UTM and UTSC. For a full account of how faculty … Continue reading

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UTFA Council Meeting, June 26 in the Bahen Centre at 4:30, Welcomes UTFA Members

UTFA Council will meet on June 26th from 3:00 to 5:30 pm in the Bahen Centre, room BA 1170. At 4:30 the order of the day will be deliberation on our tentative settlement over matters of compensation, the details of … Continue reading

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Faculty Settlement Reached at UofT….Questions?

Hello everyone, You should have received a copy of the negotiated settlement between UTFA and Administration in an email attachment, if you did not, contact the UTFA office at 416-978-3351. If you have any questions concerning the recent settlement, please … Continue reading

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CBC interview with Dr. Caron at LAC

A release from the Canada Council Archives states: Colleagues and supporters, The Librarian and Archivist of Canada, Dr. Daniel Caron, will be interviewed on CBC Radio’s Ottawa Morning tomorrow (Wednesday June 13). Ottawa Morning airs from 5:30 am to 8:37 … Continue reading

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