Monthly Archives: December 2012

New! Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL)

Dear Colleagues, Holiday greetings to all! We are writing to announce a new, national non-profit membership organization that is being created to promote, advance and support the profession of academic librarianship and to further the professional interests of academic librarians … Continue reading

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Torontonians Love Their Public Libraries

Recent article on Torontonians and their public libraries in the city: http://www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/commentary/infographic-how-much-do-torontonians-love-their-public-libraries

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UT Librarian Grievance Procedure: See the MoA

The University of Toronto Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) covers many aspects of the UT Librarian’s terms and conditions of employment. In this week’s focus session the subject of the grievances arose. For librarians uncertain where the grievance process is written, … Continue reading

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Collegiality and Shared Governance: The Memorandum of Agreement at the University of Toronto

UTFA and the University Administration are about to commence a process whereby we will revisit and attempt to modernize the capacity of faculty and librarians to be represented through your faculty association. This process is tied to fundamental questions about … Continue reading

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UTFA Session for Librarians – Meeting and Update – Today

Please join us at 11 am – 12, Room 157, Rotman School of Management, 105 St. George Street. We are at a historic point in our relationship with the University of Toronto. Come and hear more.

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UTFA Meetings Called for Librarians: Focus Sessions Scheduled at St. George Campus

UTFA Membership Committee with members of the UTFA Executive have been meeting with faculty and librarians across our three campuses this term and will continue to do so in the new year. We are at a pivotal, historical moment in … Continue reading

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Call for Proposals for Forthcoming Book: In Solidarity: Academic Librarian Labour Activism and Union Participation in Canada

EDITORS:  Jennifer Dekker, University of Ottawa (jdekker@uottawa.ca)  and  Mary Kandiuk, York University (mkandiuk@yorku.ca) PUBLISHER:  Library Juice Press EXPECTED PUBLICATION DATE:  2014 BOOK ABSTRACT: With a focus on Canada, this collection will document the labour-related struggles and gains of academic librarians. … Continue reading

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