Monthly Archives: February 2016

Modernizing the Appointment and Promotion Policies for UofT Librarians – What has changed?

UTFA Librarians Committee and the ACALP group are working to modernize appointment and promotion policies for academic librarians at the University of Toronto. Thank you for responding to our last survey (Survey I) – it was most successful. We have … Continue reading

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Formation of ACALP Group – Modernizing Policies for UofT Librarians

In the modernization process for up-dated appointment and promotion policies for UofT librarians, a call for volunteers to assist on an advisory committee went out to all UTFA librarians in December 2015. The ACALP  group was formed (Advisory Committee for … Continue reading

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“Libraries in Crisis” Special Dossier on Canada

Media Tropes has its latest issue at http://www.mediatropes.com/. vol. 5:2 (2015).

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New Open Access Journal by the Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians Launched

For your information: Canadian Journal of Academic Librarianship hosted by open access at the University of Toronto, http://www.cjal.ca/index.php/capal .  

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“What is it you actually do?” Lecture, March 1st, New College, 5-7 pm

UTFA and CAUT are encouraging members to attend the lecture by Sandra Grey President of the Tertiary Education Union of New Zealand and Professor, University of Wellington at 5-7 pm on Tuesday March 1 in the William Doo Auditorium in … Continue reading

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Why do Academic Librarians in Canada need secure, academic status?

The answer is simple, for one important reason, academic freedom. With academic status comes the protection of ‘academic freedom.’ Canadians do not have the First Amendment to fall back on nor the associated history of court cases that have testified … Continue reading

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UTFA Supports Academic Librarianship at U of T in a Series of Motions (2011-2016)

A. Motion Carried by UTFA Council June 15, 2011. University of Toronto Faculty Association (UTFA)  Statement on Academic Librarianship in Canada We, the members of the University of Toronto Faculty Association, whose purpose is to advance the interests of teachers, … Continue reading

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UTFA Librarians Town Hall – February 24, 2016.

Please note a meeting on February 24, 2016 for UTFA Librarian Members to discuss the next stage of new policies for the appointment and promotion of academic librarians at the University of Toronto is scheduled for 12:30 to 2:30 at … Continue reading

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Jeffrey Trzeciak in Age Discrimination Lawsuit at Washington University Library – Sound Familiar?

Independent student newspaper at the Washington University of St. Louis writes about the demotion of senior librarians and subsequent law suit launched by librarian against the University on age discrimination in the  Washington University library when Jeffrey Trzeciak arrived. Sound … Continue reading

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Update and Summary of Salary and Benefits from Provost’s Office

Many members have been asking when they would receive the agreed upon settlements recently negotiated. UofT has posted a summary, see http://memos.provost.utoronto.ca/summary-of-the-salary-and-benefits-agreement-for-faculty-and-librarians-and-implementation-details-pdadc-29/

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