All academic librarians in the University of Toronto Library System have the right to take 10 research days a year whether on contract, without permanent status or with a Librarian I or II appointment. Compared to York University and other institutions where they have double that amount, it does not seem a lot considering the scope and the breadth of the research our librarians undertake. UTFA has fought hard to ensure that UT librarians have these 10 days per year, despite claims by administration that UT librarians do not need these benefits.
If you have been denied the right to take these days due to workload, research topics or told other reasons why you cannot take these benefits, you must call the UTFA office and speak with one of our legal councilors. We need to be more vocal and assertive about our rights. These benefits are not just advantageous, individually, but benefit our community as whole.