Monthly Archives: April 2011

UTFA AGM Update – Newsletter and Constitutional Amendments

April 2011 UTFA Annual Newsletter We had quorum at the UTFA Annual General Meeting on Wed. April 20, at the Faculty Club, which meant that the amendments discussed and approved in Council concerning the UTFA Constitution and By-laws were voted … Continue reading

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Librarians Numeric Ratings for PTR

Supervisors have been given guidelines on the numeric ratings everyone receives in their annual performance reviews. For your information the numeric ratings with descriptions are: Superior Performance  8-9 ;  Surpasses Expectations 6-7 ; Achieves Expectations    3-5 ; Below Expectations   … Continue reading

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Provostial Advisory Group on Academic Planning – UT Librarians

In the current discourse, we are seeking research publications, survey and studies on topics related to the role of academic libraries and librarians in the academic planning process. Here is a selected list of some of the resources we are … Continue reading

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Provostial Advisory Group on Academic Planning – UT Librarians

UTFA librarians have started to meet to discuss two questions: 1) the role of academic librarians in academic planning and 2) the role of academic libraries in academic planning. One of the issues being examined is the role of academic … Continue reading

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Will Prof. Bill Ayers be to permitted into Canada?

OCUFA is asking this question, see: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/283475  Prof. Ayers is presenting a talk ‘The responsibility of academics to contribute to public debates in the media’ on June 16th at the Worldviews Conference. This conference is an international initiative to explore … Continue reading

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Provostial Advisory Group on Academic Planning & Librarians

Sheril Hook, representing UT librarians, and Cynthia Messenger, both representing UTFA were selected to be on the Provostial Advisory Group on Academic Planning, an outgrowth of the Association Grievance launched by UTFA and the Faculty of Arts & Science crisis … Continue reading

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“The Annoyed Librarian” and McMaster University Library

The “Annoyed Librarian” makes some bold statements about Jeff Trzeciak’s recent comments about how the McMaster University Library will not be hiring academic librarians in the future. Most of us probably would not agree with many of the comments on … Continue reading

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