Monthly Archives: March 2012

UT Librarians Show of Support for Toronto Public Librarians – Cancelled Today

For those of you who were planning to show solidarity with the Toronto Public Librarians outside the Toronto Reference Library today, at 5pm., with CUPE local 3902, it has been cancelled pending the results of the afternoon vote.  

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Access Copyright Contract – mobilizing faculty and librarians – BCLA

A draft resolution by the British Columbia Library Association has been posted on a new, unofficial site for the BCLA against Access Copyright and in support of academic libraries in Canada. It begins with: “ WHEREAS In 2011, over 30 … Continue reading

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Concerns being raised over research changes at the New York Public Library

See this article: http://www.thenation.com/article/164881/upheaval-new-york-public-library?page=full If you are concerned about this issue, there is a petition that has started today, see: http://www.change.org/petitions/the-new-york-public-library-we-want-the-nypl-to-hold-a-community-meeting-for-opposing-voices

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UT Librarians and staff supporting Librarians in the Toronto Public Libraries

Interested UofT librarians, faculty and staff who wish to show their support for Toronto’s 2300 public librarians can meet at 5 pm., Thursday (March 29th) in-front of the Toronto Reference Library. We have been contacted by the UofT CUPE local … Continue reading

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“Ontario’s budget adds up to less funding…”

For OCUFA’s response to the budget cuts to Ontario universities see, http://ocufa.on.ca/

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CAUT seeking censorship over academic freedom agains University of Waterloo, York University, Wilfrid Laurier University

See the article in the VARSITY:  http://thevarsity.ca/2012/03/26/profs-academic-freedom-at-risk/

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New Chief Librarian at the University of Guelph

F.Y.I.  http://www.uoguelph.ca/

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Toronto Star article on high Rotman School of Management salaries…

The Star reports the highest paid salaries at the University of Toronto are those in management at the Rotman School of Management, see http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1151378–top-paid-university-profs-are-in-business

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Responding to queries in the Political Science Department about the UTFA election…

Last week an email circulated in the Political Science Department, by Prof. Nelson Wiseman, a member of the department, which many believe contained inaccurate information. Two members of UTFA have written a response. Requests to post the two emails were … Continue reading

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On June 15, 2011, UTFA Council approved and supported this motion about academic librarianship…

We, the members of the University of Toronto Faculty Association, whose purpose is to advance the interests of teachers, researchers and librarians in Canadian universities,[1] note with concern growing threats to academic librarianship at the University of Toronto and in … Continue reading

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