Monthly Archives: May 2011

Annual Performance Review – Progress Through the Ranks

Are your goals mutually discussed and agreed upon? Is your supervisor using the appropriate terms to rate your annual performance review (see below)? Have you been given a reasonable and fair amount of time to respond to your supervisor’s comments? … Continue reading

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PDA: Patron Driven Acquisitions and Collection Development

For those who have been concerned about the non-rehiring of subject specialists as they retire at University of Toronto and the advancing theories of those who support the move toward the selective approach of patron driven acquisitions, the blog site, … Continue reading

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UTFA Joint Committee for Librarians and Administration Meeting June 8, 2011

Dear members, This committee will be meeting June 8th to discuss current concerns regarding our employment. If you have specific concerns which you would like UTFA to address at this committee level, please forward them to the Chair of the … Continue reading

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The Issue of “Transparency, Good Governance and Freedom from Corruption” in Archives and Libraries – Are we vigilant and fulfilling our roles?

The profession of librarianship is not a licensed profession, like teachers, lawyers, engineers, health professionals (nurses, pharmacists, dentists, etc.) and numerous other professions which are regulated for the good of society. Professional associations set and enforce principles and guidelines by … Continue reading

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Academic Freedom at a Time of Crisis

Outspoken public intellectuals and academic leaders Stanley Fish and Cary Nelson go head to head for a lively discussion on the role of academic freedom on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2d9ufB4O_s

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Business Model Adopted at LAC: Now Canadian Heritage and Our National Repository are at Risk in Ottawa

The appalling results of incorporating business models into the management of academic and cultural libraries clearly leads to disaster, as evident at the Library and Archives of Canada (LAC).  Librarians at the University of Toronto and other institutions have been … Continue reading

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McMaster University Library: A Statement from Librarians Association of the University of Waterloo

(Circulated on CAUT list today and posted with permission of author): “Good afternoon Colleagues, Executive members of the Librarians Association of the University of Waterloo join other library associations to voice our support for librarians at McMaster University. We are … Continue reading

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