Monthly Archives: November 2015

What does the phrase ‘academic tenure’ mean?

According to the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) tenure means: “Tenure constitutes the primary procedural safeguard of academic freedom, and is essential for the maintenance of intellectual liberty and high standards in postsecondary education and in scholarship. It is … Continue reading

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How is ‘scholarship’ defined for Academic Librarians at the University of Toronto?

Appointed librarians in the University of Toronto Library System (UTLS) have workloads defined as consisting of three principal areas of responsibilities:  professional practice, service, scholarship or professional creative activities (WLPP as of Oct. 3, 2015 and the Library Workload Policy … Continue reading

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Importance of Subject Expertise in Academic Librarianship

The debate of whether or not academic librarians need to have subject expertise, that is advanced post-graduate degrees in specialized subject areas  or professional creative experiences and knowledge, in addition to the standard masters degree in information studies, is not … Continue reading

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Long-Census Form back – Good work Academic Librarians!

Unlike those who have worked in public service and seen the demise of their jobs and security when they speak out, academic librarians with academic freedom have been able to be at the forefront of ensuring the long census form … Continue reading

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Update on McMaster University Academic Librarians – No Board Report Filed – Strike Walkout November 20

Date for strike set to November 20, 2015.   http://dailynews.mcmaster.ca/worth-mentioning/librarian-collective-bargaining/

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Current Happenings in Our Communities

“Profs claim academic freedom compromised at U of Calgary” – Nov. 3, 2015. See more at: http://www.caut.ca/news/2015/11/02/profs-claim-academic-freedom-compromised-at-u-of-calgary#sthash.ZmPk52ou.dpuf “(Ottawa – October 26, 2015) Librarians and archivists with the University of Western Ontario Faculty Association have voted 98 per cent in favour … Continue reading

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