Monthly Archives: February 2011

Deadline for SB & P Survey

Several colleagues have been asking what the deadline is for the recent SB & P survey. It is Wednesday, at mid-night,  March 9th.

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“Academic Librarians are Under Attack” CAUT

This article by Prof. Penni Stewart, president of CAUT (Canadian Association of University Teachers) raises issues which we all have been aware of for some time. It is especially timely for what has been happening at our own institution:

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Remember! Bargaining Survey…

Don’t forget to complete the bargaining survey! We need your responses in order to ensure our priorities are your priorities. Our contract is about to conclude (June 20, 2011) and the process of bargaining begins again – so, please give … Continue reading

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Anti-Corporatization – Why is this an issue?

Secret contract negotiations between UT administrators and Peter Munk which by-passed the usual approval of Governing Council are coming to light that are raising serious questions in the UT community. Information has been circulated to UTFA Council and Executive. The … Continue reading

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UT General Assembly – Issues of Governance

As per the email sent out by George Luste to UTFA Council members and the follow-up sent to librarians, please try to attend. Bring a friend and make an evening of it – to learn more join your community: Date: … Continue reading

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SB&P Bargaining Survey – Important!

Hello everyone, Just a reminder to retrieve your latest CV and annual activity report prior to starting the monkey survey – it will be easier for you. Additional questions for librarians and lecturers have been added to address equity questions … Continue reading

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Linda McQuaig and Anti-Corporate Teach-in this Saturday

Information distributed to UTFA Council members by G. Luste, Feb.23: 2011-Feb-22 McQuaig-Star-Univ Corporate WHAT: (An Anti-corporate Teach-In) with keynote speaker Linda McQuaig WHEN: Saturday Feb. 26, 2011 11am- 5pm WHERE: The Bahen Centre, room 1130. 40 St. George Street, Toronto 11:15-12:15 … Continue reading

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UTFA Brown-Bag Lunch Feb. 23, 2011

Thank you everyone for your participation and sharing your experiences with us! We will continue to assemble the various documents and clauses concerning your rights on research leaves, annual research days, study leaves and the PERA funds – eventually posting … Continue reading

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Meeting New Chief Librarian – Larry Alford

Larry Alford is scheduled to visit the three campuses Feb.28 to Mar.1. The UTFA Librarians Committee sent a note of welcome to Larry Alford and thanked him for his email to our community. We asked if he would be able … Continue reading

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History of what has transpired at St. Mike’s the past week…

We are attaching a PDF copy of the email notice that all UTFA members received on Feb. 18, 2011 which provides an update and chronological sequence of events that have occurred at the University of St. Michael’s College over the … Continue reading

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