UT librarians have struggled to remain participants at the various levels of the University of Toronto over the decades. Today, given the pivotal role academic librarians play in ensuring that our institution has access to the best research and teaching resources available, it is mind-boggling to think that some still do not understand why academic librarians need to participate at all levels of governance. The history of governance at the University of Toronto and its affiliated federated colleges is complex, that is a given. But, things can change and they do – but it will fall upon us, faculty and librarians, to make this happen. Nobody is going to step in and do this for us. The UTFA librarians committee urges all UT librarians to send an RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org and join the UTFA forum on governance, October 11, 4-6 pm. BL 205, Claude T. Bissell Bldg. at the iSchool (next to Robarts Library).
Randy Martin, Professor of Art & Public Policy, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU, author of Under New Management: Universities, Administrative Labor, and the Professional Turn
Peter Simpson, Assistant Executive Director, Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT)
Glen Jones, Professor of Higher Education and Ontario Research Chair on Post-Secondary Education Policy and Evaluation, OISE, editor of Higher Education in Canada:
Different Systems, Different Perspectives