CAUT – Model Clause on Scholarly Activities for Academic Librarians

1
The University recognizes the importance to its academic mission of librarians’ continuing development as members of the academic staff, and acknowledges that their pursuit of research, study, educational and other scholarly activities brings benefits to and enhances the reputation of the University, the profession and the individual librarian.

2
Librarians shall have academic freedom as provided elsewhere in this agreement to pursue research, study, educational and other scholarly activities.

3
The pursuit of research, study, educational and other scholarly activities shall constitute a normal component of a librarian’s workload.

4
A librarian shall have the right to devote up to 40% of normal workload to the pursuit of research, study, educational and other scholarly activities.

5
The scheduled duties of librarians shall be arranged so that there is regular and sufficient uninterrupted time for the pursuit of research, study, educational and other scholarly activities.

6
Librarians shall be entitled to sabbatical leave as provided elsewhere in this agreement in order to pursue research, study, educational and other scholarly activities.

7
Research, study, educational and other scholarly activities performed by a librarian shall be considered in the librarian’s performance appraisal, promotion, or tenure evaluation.

8
These provisions shall apply equally to librarians appointed on a part-time or limited-term contract basis.

Approved by the CAUT Council, May 2003.
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