Category Archives: Policies – UofT Librarians

SJAC Process Update for UT Librarians

As UTFA members know, the SJAC process is currently underway to negotiate and modernize our Memorandum of Agreement. The University of Toronto Faculty Association is not certified like most other Canadian Faculty Associations (more than 90% are certified, giving their … Continue reading

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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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Compilation of Policies and Best Practices: UofT Librarians and Research Leaves

Looking for that one statement or clause pertaining to research leaves or research days? Not sure what your application for a research leave should include? The UTFA librarians committee has compiled this guide which might help: Final-Sep22-2013-ResearchLeavePolicies-Librarians

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UTFA Council Passes Motion Recognizing Serious Flaws in the University of Toronto Policies for Librarians

On Thursday, January 17, 2013 at University of Toronto Faculty Association (UTFA) Council, Prof. Judith Teichman, Chair of the UTFA Appointments Committee, presented a motion (previously passed by UTFA Executive) to the council representatives. UTFA Council passed this motion: “The … Continue reading

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UofT PERA Funds: What can they be used for?

PERA funds are used for a wide range of items that your support your three areas of responsibilities (scholarship or professional creative activities, professsional responsibilities and service): conferences, membership fees, travel, equipment (such a laptop, scanner), books or resources. Now, … Continue reading

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