Monthly Archives: February 2013

Mark Your Calendars: “The Search for Librarians’ Power” and the AGM

Coming soon an invitation to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Standing Committee for Librarians in UTFA, March 25th at the Faculty Club! Entitled The Search of Librarians’ Power guests will include President David Naylor, Prof. Peter Russell, Larry Alford, … Continue reading

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Stephen Lewis “Where in the World is the World Headed?”

The University of Toronto Faculty Association has invited Stephen Lewis, former Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations and the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS, 2001-2006, to speak at the annual C.B.MacPherson Lecture. Do join us! Date: March 20, 2013. … Continue reading

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Show Support for Dale Askey and Academic Freedom

Change your signature line to show support for our colleague, Dale Askey. Share with faculty, as this is not just a ‘librarian’ issue for Canadian academics. CAPAL has posted some suggestions, text and links, to show support, see http://capalibrarians.org/ .

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CBC Update on Edwin Mellen Press Lawsuite Against McMaster Librarian

For statements from the publisher see CBC report: http://www.cbc.ca/hamilton/news/story/2013/02/12/hamilton-librarian-lawsuit.html Other updates on this case can be read on these two sites: http://scienceblogs.com/confessions/2013/02/09/publisher-hits-new-low-suing-librarian-for-criticizing-their-books/ (includes a timeline, excellent reference) or https://pinboard.in/u:jbfink/t:mcmaster+emp

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“Keep University of Toronto Back Campus Green”

Sign the petition: https://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/university-of-toronto-governing-council-keep-u-of-t-back-campus-green-2  “In 2012, the University of Toronto approved a plan to replace grass with synthetic turf on its Back Campus Field.  The Back Campus is one of the original features of the University and a Cultural Heritage … Continue reading

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Brad Duguid has been appointed Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities.

OCUFA has provided us with an update on the new Premier and Cabinet who were sworn in today. To read this see: http://ocufa.on.ca/2013/new-premier-and-cabinet-sworn-in-brad-duguid-appointed-minister-of-training-colleges-and-universities/ A complete list of ministers can be seen here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2013/02/11/ontario-kathleen-wynne-new-cabinet.html

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CAPAL: “Unprecedented $3 million dollar lawsuit filed against McMaster librarian for blogpost”

The Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians has posted more information on the news that Edwin Mellen Press is suing a McMaster University Librarian, see: http://capalibrarians.org/

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