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Ranks and Nomenclature in the Profession of Academic Librarianship

There has been a steady move on the part of Canadian post-secondary educational institutions to negotiate ranks and nomenclature of professional librarians as they do for teaching stream and faculty.  The following chart gives you an idea of what is … Continue reading

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Town Halls on St. George Campus: April 4 and April 6, 2016

Join members of ACALP and the UTFA Librarians’ committee to discuss what needs to be done to update our Policies for Librarians. We are holding these meetings to ensure you have a forum to express your views. If you would … Continue reading

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UTFA Seeks Nominations for the Presidency

Prof. Scott Prudham is stepping down as his six year term is finished June 30, 2016. Two candidates have stepped forward: Cynthia Messenger, Vice-President of Grievances at UTFA Petition of Support and Paul Hamel, Treasurer, UTFA. The position of President … Continue reading

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What Policies Govern UTFA Librarian Members?

Memorandum of Agreement (MoA): provides ACADEMIC FREEDOM protection; includes information on research and study leaves; outlines some of the librarians responsibilities and rights. This document stipulates how UTFA negotiates with UofT on behave of faculty and librarians. This document is … Continue reading

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You Asked: “What is wrong with the U of T POLICIES FOR LIBRARIANS?”

UTL librarians are currently discussing what is wrong with our current Policies for Librarians . The recent question posed from members is “What is wrong with our policies?” There is a lot to consider and to understand, in terms of … Continue reading

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Status of Academic Librarians in USA

Here is a WIKI which provides the academic status of academic librarians in the USA http://academic-librarian-status.wikispaces.com/  and provides ACRL statement.

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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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