CAUT works with Canadian institutes of higher learning to support equitable working conditions for academics. As we move toward implementing the new workload policy and our annual reviews, it might be helpful to be aware of these guidelines. They have written a policy outlining guidelines for policies for librarians. Here is the CAUT Policies – Librarians and an excerpt:
Librarians’ terms and conditions of employment should be analogous to those of other academic staff including an equivalent system of ranks, and procedures for promotion and tenure. Librarians’ normal workload must include research and scholarship as well as academic and community service, and require, as a result, provisions such as sabbatical, research or study leaves. Librarians must be eligible for research funding, and paid and unpaid leaves of absence on the same basis as other academic staff.