Monthly Archives: June 2011

Bargaining Update for UWO Librarians and Archivists

For current updates on what is transpiring at the University of Western Ontario concerning their librarians and archivists see: http://www.uwofa.ca/bargainingupdates/

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UTFA Coucil Passes a Motion to Support Academic Librarianship

One June 16, 2011, the members of the University of Toronto Faculty Association passed a motion to openly support the role of academic librarianship as a needed profession and at the University of Toronto. The motion reads: We, the members … Continue reading

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Workload Committee for Librarians – A Call for Participants

Dear colleagues, Carole Moore has put out a call to all librarians at the University of Toronto to nominate (and this includes putting your own name forward as we confirmed yesterday at the UTFA Joint Committee for Librarians and Administration) … Continue reading

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Barrick Gold (Peter Munk, Chair and Founder) report in Today’s Globe and Mail “…deadly clash”

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/africa-mideast/in-an-african-mine-the-lust-for-gold-sparks-a-deadly-clash/article2051111/ 

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OCUFA Paper Commissioned on University Governance

Interesting discussion about the bi-cameral systems and recommendations for future structures and renewals. A relevant paper when trying to understand the uni-cameral system at the University of Toronto, see: University Governance Reviewed and Renewed.

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Canadian School Librarians and Libraries under siege

F.Y.I. see http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/June2011/07/c3550.html 

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