Monthly Archives: October 2011

UT Librarians Scheduled Workload Meetings – deadline approaching

For information purposes, there are two more dates set for the Librarians Workload Unit Committee to meet and discuss the creation of a workload policy, that covers items in addition to those listed in the current WLPP (see attached PDF): … Continue reading

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Taking the ‘Public’ out of Library and Archives Canada (LAC)

The Ottawa Citizen, Oct. 31, 2011 reports that previous space rentals in LAC posed security threats and hence, is changing its’ mandate to support public meetings, see url: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/entertainment/movie-guide/Bureaucrats+muscle+public+Library+Archives/5631136/story.html 

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CAUT: “The Aggrieved Librarian – Enforcing Workplace Rights” part II

This is the second and final report on the two-day conference, Oct. 28-29, 2011, held at the Westin Hotel in Ottawa and organized by CAUT. Approximately 80-90 librarians from across Canada participated in this event. The first day, as reported … Continue reading

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Members of UTFA Librarians Committee

See recent membership approved by UTFA Council: http://www.utfa.org/content/librarians-committee Please note: Sarah Fedko (UTSC) has assumed one of the four librarians seats, previously held by H.Sonne de Torrens on UTFA Council.

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UT Archivists and Librarians – Let’s Help Save the Library and Archives Canada

Librarians at the University of Toronto have long been concerned about developments at the Library & Archives Canada, the only institute in our country which had a mandate to preserve our cultural and historical heritage. It ‘was‘ also our equivalent … Continue reading

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Where are the librarian and archivist associations?

The Canadian Association of University Teachers to launch national campaign to Save Library and Archives Canada, see announcement in Digital Journal. Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/470432#ixzz1cBh89exv

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Librarians Conference and Workshop – The Aggrieved Librarian: Enforcing Workplace Rights through the Collective Agreement

CAUT’s workshop in Ottawa (Oct 28-29) began by laying the legal framework and history of how professionals gained the right to grieve in NA labour laws, beginning with the Masters and Servant Act (1824) and examining the acquisition of individual, … Continue reading

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