Category Archives: Historical Bits and Bytes

Historical Bits and Bytes: Origins of the Current Policy for Librarians at the University of Toronto

UofT librarians began to join the University of Toronto Faculty Association (UTFA) in 1974-1975. In 1976, under the leadership of the UTFA President, Jean Edward Smith,  the UofT librarians voted for UTFA to be their exclusive bargaining representative.  In turn, … Continue reading

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Historical Bits & Bytes – Defining Academic Librarianship in the 1960s

Looking back to the 1960′s when graduate studies was on the rise in the Province of Ontario, a report was prepared by the University of Toronto President’s Committee on the School of Graduate Studies entitled Graduate Studies in the University … Continue reading

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Ex-UofT President, Robert J. Birgeneau in the News

F.Y.I. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/11/30/EDUS1M6A15.DTL#ixzz1fKrmkvno

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Historical Bits and Bytes: Victoria College

Understanding the complicated relationships between UT and our Federated Colleges and Constituted Colleges is not easy. As a continuation of earlier posts on the history of Victoria College, see the following posts: Federation Framework Agreement, 2008 (with Victoria University) http://www.governingcouncil.utoronto.ca/policies/Federation_Framework_Agreement.htm  … Continue reading

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Historical Bits and Bytes: A Brief History of the Victoria University Chapter of UTFA

By Carmen Socknat, E.J.Pratt Library, Victoria College Victoria University has had a long- standing relationship with UTFA  and its predecessor.  According to the by-laws of the Victoria Chapter of the Association of Teaching Staff adopted April 1, 1970, membership was … Continue reading

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Historical Bits and Bytes: Victoria College and the Federated Colleges

By Karen Wishart, Emmanuel Library, Victoria University. Victoria University is one of the federated institutions which make up the University of Toronto. It began as Upper Canada Academy (a Methodist secondary school) in 1836 and was located in the town … Continue reading

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Historical Bits and Bytes: Chief Librarians / University Librarians

As we look ahead at the future, it might be interesting to look back. Here are the names of previous University Librarians and their legacies: 1843-1852    Rev. John McCaul, MA, LLD (President, Librarian and Professor) 1852-1853  Rev. John William Small, … Continue reading

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Historical Bits and Bytes: The Origins of Our UT Librarians Policy

Why does the UT Librarians Policy never change? Other institutions negotiate annual changes to their policies reflecting contemporary issues. Here is a short history of how we obtained our policies and why, for the most part, they have remained the … Continue reading

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Historical Bits and Bytes – Memorandum of Agreement and UT Librarians

Not to be overlooked when reviewing librarian policies at the University of Toronto is the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) which governs our relationship with UT administration and has determined what we have been able to negotiate over the years with … Continue reading

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Historical Bits and Bytes – UTFA and UT Librarians

Over the years the history of UT librarians often fades with the retirement of colleagues, and gaps appear in our understanding of how we got to where we are today. This is the first of a series of short pieces … Continue reading

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