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Policies for Librarians – In the same Policy with Faculty or Not? What is the Trend?

As a librarian working in the University of Toronto Library System, have you ever wondered why we have a separate Policy for Librarians, never mind the numerous other guidelines and agreements? Or how does this compares to other institutions in … Continue reading

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Updates on Negotiations from Mount Allison Faculty Association and Association of New Brunswick Teachers Association     and

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Closure of Federal Libraries – Documents and Update on Closures

Several documents have surfaced pertaining to the closing of government libraries since it began in 2008. Media Reports Mercer Report on Books and Scientists Resources for Information 2013 October 24 – HOUSE OF COMMONS – 202910721-Q-110-Order-Paper-on-DFO-Library-Closures.pdf 2012 REPORT Parliament … Continue reading

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Message from Scott Prudham, UTFA President – News for UofT Librarians

Pls Review Documents: Changes to MoA MoA revised UTFA version October 17 2013 redlined v original  Academic Planning Document UTFA proposal on academic restructuring revised May 23 2013 (3) Librarians should note proposed changes to article 3, research leaves, workload … Continue reading

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CAUT Newsletter – News on Greyson and Loubani, Alberta University Cuts

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What constitutes Academic Librarianship at the University of Toronto?

At the University of Toronto academic librarians are required to fulfill three areas, professional practice, scholarship and service. Combined, these three areas support permanent and academic status at the University. Our Workload Policies support this by specifically recognizing that the … Continue reading

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Greyson & Loubani: Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations

Letter in support of releasing two humanitarians from Cairo prison has been sent out by OCUFA.   Letter – OCUFA

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Director of Harvard Library – Makes Numerous Good Points

On a TV Ontario video Dr. Robert Darnton speaks to the increased rate of print publications in this digital age, which is being spurred by the digital revolution, and brings awareness to the parallel use and need for e-books as … Continue reading

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Lac Mégantic Municipal Library – Library Initiatives

In the explotion the Lac Mégantic Municipal Library was destroyed, see this Toronto Star article: There are a number of initiatives already under way in Québec to re-stock the Lac Mégantic Municipal Library. The university and colleges associations seem … Continue reading

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CAPAL: Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians

In December 2012 CAPAL was formed. Since then the Steering Committee has been busy. CAPAL has officially been incorporated as a national organization for academic librarians as of June 12, 2013. The year-old organization has formulated a constitution, incorporated, set-up … Continue reading

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