Update on McMaster Librarians

From the McMaster University website on Sunday, November 16, 2015:

“The University and the McMaster University Academic Librarians Association (MUALA) have reached a tentative contract agreement. MUALA represents 24 academic librarians at McMaster.

The tentative agreement must now be ratified by both parties. That process is now underway and details will be released following ratification.”

– See more at: http://dailynews.mcmaster.ca/worth-mentioning/university-librarians-reach-tentative-agreement/#sthash.FTigbyVb.dpuf

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November Mourns: November 12 and 13, 2015.

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“University Inc Compromises Academic Freedom” CAUT, 69:2 Nov. 2015

The recent article in CAUT Bulletin on the consequences of introducing corporate structures and managerial models into post-secondary institutions, the corporatization of universities, is worthy of a close read.  The article notes the threats to academic freedom, citing recent scandals in Canada when institutions have acted as if they were private rather than publicly funded universities. http://www.cautbulletin.ca/

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Showcasing UofT Librarians – Scholarship

The tab on Publications, Research and Scholarship is currently being updated. See recent additions. Contact UTFA Librarians Committee for more entries if you don’t see your publication.

The Practical Guide to Canadian Legal Research

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Showingcasing UofT Librarians: Lynne Kutsukake – Novel Released (historical fiction and military history)

Lynne Kutsukake, before early retirement, academic librarian at Robarts Library, releases her first book, The Translation of Love. The publisher’s synopsis reads: “Born and raised in Vancouver, thirteen-year-old Aya Shimamura is released from a Canadian internment camp only to be repatriated to Japan with her father who was faced with an unsettling choice: Move east of the Rocky Mountains or go back to Japan. With no hope of restitution and grieving the loss of Aya’s mother during internment, her father feels there’s nothing left for them in Canada and signs a form that enables the government to deport him….”

9780385540674About the Author: She earned a master’s degree in East Asian Studies from the University of Toronto and studied Japanese literature in Japan, eventually becoming a librarian in Toronto. Her short fiction has appeared in Grain, Prairie Fire, The Dalhousie Review, The Windsor Review, and Ricepaper. She was a finalist for the Journey Prize in 2010. The Translation of Love is her first novel.

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UWO Librarians & Archivists

Tentative agreement reached: http://www.westerngazette.ca/2015/11/librarians-archivists-reach-tentative-agreement-western/

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Which US universities give ‘tenure’ to academic librarians?

The following universities in the USA use the term ‘tenure’ in securing permanent status for their librarians:

Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
Auburn University, Auburn, AL
Augusta State University,Augusta, GA
Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN
Binghamton University, State University of New York
Boise State University
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
California State University(23 campuses)
The Citadel, Charleston, SC
City College of San Francisco
City University of New York (multiple campuses)
Clemson University
College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ
Colorado State
East Carolina University
Eastern Michigan University
Ferris State University
Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO
Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA
Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA
Grand Valley State University
Gustavus Adolphus College
Idaho State University
Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Indiana State University
Indiana University – Bloomington
Indiana University – Indianapolis
Iowa State University
James Madison University
John Carroll University, Cleveland, OH
Kent State University
Lamar University
Long Island University
Los Angeles Harbor College
Louisiana State University
Loyola University, New Orleans
Luther College
McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Miami Dade College
Middle Tennessee State University
Minnesota State University- all campuses
Mississippi State University
Montana State University
Moorpark College
Murray State University
New Mexico State University, Main Campus
New York University
Northern Kentucky University
Oakland University, Rochester, MI
Ohio State University, Main Campus
Oklahoma State University
Oregon State University
Oxnard College
The Pennsylvania State University
Portland State University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Sam Houston State University
San Diego State University
San Francisco State University
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, Shippensburg, PA
Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Southeast Missouri State University (Kent Library), Cape Girardeau, MO
Southeast Missouri State University (Kent Library), Cape Girardeau, MO
St. Cloud State University, Minnesota
State University of New York, Buffalo
Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX
Stetson University, DeLand, FL
Stony Brook University, NY, State University of New York
Tennessee Technological University
Texas A&M University
Texas Tech University
Trinity University, San Antonio, TX
University at Albany, State University of New York
University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa
University of Arizona
University of Arkansas(Fayetteville campus)
University at Buffalo, State University of New York
University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR – Tenure-track is not required
University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO
University of Cincinnati
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Colorado, Denver
University of Georgia
University of Hawaii
University of Idaho
University of Illinois, Chicago
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
University of Kentucky
University of Louisville
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Memphis
University of Mississippi
University of Montana
University of Montevallo
University of Nebraska, Kearney
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
University of Nebraska, Omaha
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
University of Nevada, Reno
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
University of New Mexico, Main Campus
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
University of North Carolina, Wilmington
University of Northern Colorado
University of Oklahoma
University of Puerto Rico (11 campuses)
University of South Alabama
University of South Carolina
University of Tennessee
University of Toledo (Main Campus)
University of Utah
University of West Georgia
University of Wisconsin – La Crosse
University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point
Valdosta State University
Ventura County Community College District Librarians
Ventura College
Virginia Tech
Washington College of Law (at American University)
Washington State University
Western Carolina University
Western Illinois University
Western Michigan University
Western Washington University

Source: https://academic-librarian-status.wikispaces.com/

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