Monthly Archives: October 2012

End of ILL Services at the Library and Archives of Canada in Ottawa

It is a sad day for many users of our national library. Please note the following announcement: End of ILL Services Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services at Library and Archives Canada (LAC) will end in December 2012. Users of LAC’s current … Continue reading

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News from Library and Archives Canada

Wondering what has been happening at LAC? Here is a summary of lay-offs and changes being circulated (in formally) in our community: Number of LAC staff pre-WFA (Work Force Adjustments): 1065 laid off Number of LAC staff post-WFA: 850 laid … Continue reading

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CAUT posters in support of LAC available here!

Print and distribute posters directing your colleagues and faculty to sign the CAUT petition and inform our community about what is happening with the Library and Archives Canada. Post them in your library and faculty departments. Poster in PDF format … Continue reading

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Message from Scott Prudham, President of UTFA, about USMC Collective Agreement

Read attached (pdf) News Release re USMC ratification October 9 2012 or see below: News Release October 9, 2012 Faculty and Librarians at the University of St. Michael’s College Ratify First Collective Agreement TORONTO – Unionized faculty and librarians at … Continue reading

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Governance Issues at the University of Toronto – Open Forum Organized by UTFA Oct. 11 – This Thursday!

Who Makes Decisions at the University? UT librarians have struggled to remain participants at the various levels of the University of Toronto over the decades. Today, given the pivotal role academic librarians play in ensuring that our institution has access … Continue reading

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Toronto Star article on MTCU recommendations for changes to Ontario universities and colleges

Toronto Star, Oct. 6, 2012, “Let’s Unplug the Digital Classroom” see, http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/1267778–let-s-unplug-the-digital-classroom

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University of Toronto Community Responds to MTCU Paper “Strengthening Ontario’s Centres of Creativity, Innovation and Knowledge”

Suggestions to reducing our 4-year undergraduate programs to 3-years, more online courses, implementing aspects of the EU Bologna model for post-secondary institutes and more have provoked several thoughtful responses from the University of Toronto Community: 1. UTFA Letter to Hon. … Continue reading

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