Daily Archives: May 4, 2011

“…skyrocketing administration costs [at Canadian Universities] …taking money away from the classroom…”

W.D. Smith discusses how university administrative costs are skyrocketing as funds decrease for classroom teaching and research, citing Dalhousie University as an example where central administrative costs have increased by 54% in just 5 years: http://thechronicleherald.ca/Letters/1241594.html 

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USW. Local 1998, at University of Toronto obtains new job descriptions and pay equity

See news release for local 1998: April 20, 2011 Agreement and Memorandum of Settlement

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Are we planting the seeds for the destruction of our own profession?

Brian T. Sullivan, an instructional librarian at Alfred University, USA, seems to think so. His article “Academic Library Autopsy Report 2050” states emphatically that the idea of an academic library has died and we are to blame: http://chronicle.com/article/Academic-Library-Autopsy/125767/

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