Monthly Archives: January 2011

UT Pension Concerns

Today a letter went out to UTFA Council Representatives from George Luste, President of UTFA, discussing some recent developments and on-going concerns. As per Article 12 in the UTFA By-Laws it is the responsibility of all elected Council Members to … Continue reading

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2nd Mtg Scheduled – Joint UTFA Librarians & Admin Committee

This coming week a second meeting has been scheduled for the Joint UTFA Librarians & Admin Committee, Feb. 2. Contact us if you would like us to raise certain issues. We welcome your contributions. Contact Suzanne, Harriet or Jeff who … Continue reading

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Salary Letters and Histograms

This week librarians received a letter with updates on their annual salaries, PTR and ATB increases, with a histogram. Members of the UTFA Librarians Committee have in recent years tried to clarify questions that have arisen. On Feb. 2, 2011, … Continue reading

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CLA & LAC Intellectual Freedom

Recently the Library and Archives of Canada (Ottawa) canceled the filming of a controversial film on nuclear power in Iran, entitled Iranium, due to external political pressure and threats. The LAC has been ordered by the Ministry of Heritage to … Continue reading

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Update – Joint UTFA Librarian/Admin Committee

Joint UTFA Librarian/Administration Committee Tuesday January 18, 2011, 2:30-4:00 pm Robarts  Library, 2nd Floor Conference Room Co-chairs:  Harriet Sonne de Torrens, Joan Leishman Chairing January 18 meeting: Joan Leishman Next meeting: February 2, 2011 at UTFA offices. Highlights of the … Continue reading

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March 30, 2011: Digital Scholarship & Progress Through the Ranks

UTFA is organizing a session on digital scholarship and progress through the ranks on March 30, 2011 at the Faculty Club. More information about the panelists and guest speakers will follow. In the meantime, mark your calendars: Date: March 30, … Continue reading

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NY Review of Books: Grim Threat to British Universities

The UT concern for corporatism is part of a much larger, global development, that is gaining wide recognition. We are not alone. Simon Head’s article discusses what is happening to the universities, like, Cambridge and Oxford: http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2011/jan/13/grim-threat-british-universities/?page=1

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UC Berkley to UT – All Day Conference, Sat. Jan. 22

Where: Sidney Smith Hall, University of Toronto. Time: 10 – 5 pm ANTI-COPORATIZATION TEACH-IN For more information go to: http://munkoutofuoft.wordpress.com/ Since the fall, UTFA Council has had several guest speakers who have been discussing the questionable contractual arrangements that UT … Continue reading

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General Assembly – Meeting for all UT Community

When: Wed. Jan. 19, 2011 Time: 5-8 pm (snacks and baby-sitting provided) Where: Main Activity Hal, Multifaith Centre, University of Toronto (569 Spadina) Purpose: Members from CUPE, UTFA, USW, and several undergraduate and graduate student associations will be present to … Continue reading

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Response from Provost about Chief Librarian Search

Yesterday, Jan. 11, 2011, Provost Misak responded to the questions asked about the final process in the selection for the Chief Librarian. Here is an excerpt from her email to the UTFA Librarians Committee which we would like to share … Continue reading

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