Category Archives: Library Trends

Policies for Librarians – In the same Policy with Faculty or Not? What is the Trend?

As a librarian working in the University of Toronto Library System, have you ever wondered why we have a separate Policy for Librarians, never mind the numerous other guidelines and agreements? Or how does this compares to other institutions in … 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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End of ILL Services at the Library and Archives of Canada in Ottawa

It is a sad day for many users of our national library. Please note the following announcement: End of ILL Services Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services at Library and Archives Canada (LAC) will end in December 2012. Users of LAC’s current … Continue reading

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Update from the Canadian Council of Archives – Urgent need for action…

Please find attached the latest update from CCA in pdf format BriefingNote_NADPJune2012eng ) and ( BriefingNote_NADPJune2012-FR ) copied below, which corrects information previously released by the CLA and other organizations. A copy of the message that is being circulates follows: … Continue reading

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UTFA sends letter to James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, concerning the LAC and NADP crisis

Dear colleagues, With the assistance of librarians and archivists at the University of Toronto, please find attached the letter that UTFA has sent out to James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages. LETTER SENT MAY 30 – 2012

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UTFA expresses concerns over cutbacks to LAC and NADP

Please find attached a letter expressing UTFA’s concerns over the recent cutbacks to the Library and Archives Canada, the NADP and elimination of jobs, sent to Minister James Moore, May 30, 2012.

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Petition for International Colleagues – Support for LAC and NADP

For colleagues located outside Canada, here is a petition designed for the global community. Please, sign, circulate and share with your colleagues.: http://www.change.org/petitions/make-it-better-write-a-letter-help-save-canada-s-national-archival-development-program

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