Category Archives: McMaster University

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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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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Librarian at McMaster is being sued by Mellen Press for libel?

Legal action is underway against a librarian at McMaster University Library. The following information is circulating about this serious situation via CAUT: http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/2013/02/shocking-attack-on-academic-freedom-at-mcmaster-by-edwin-mellen-press.html https://blogs.princeton.edu/librarian/2013/02/edwin-mellen-press-suing-a-librarian/

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TIMELINE has been launched…send us information, reports, documents or events to add

A TIMELINE (see tab in top menu) documenting concerns and issues related to the two professions, archivism and librarianship at academic or related institutions has been launched. Send us missing documents, reports, events to chart how we arrived at this … Continue reading

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Trendy Changes vs. Thorough Long-Term Planning in Library Makeovers – McMaster University Library

The unhappy, internal work environment at McMaster University Library under the leadership of Jeff Treziak, University Librarian, who is leaving, has been the focus of many in the recent past. The McMaster University Academic Librarians’ Association (MUALA) contributed suggestions to … Continue reading

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Provincial news and updates – settlements, students occupy President’s office, McMaster

MacMaster University’s standards on accountability and openness are discussed in this article: http://www.thespec.com/news/article/703713–opinion-mac-should-set-standard-on-openness Students occupy University of Ottawa’s President’s office over tuition hikes: http://thefulcrum.ca/2012/04/students-roccupy-u-of-o-president%E2%80%99s-office/ Faculty and TAs reach a deal at York University: http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/Professors+reach+deal+with+York/6451524/story.html Ottawa University ready for legal fight … Continue reading

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Tomorrow – Sold Out Event – “Academic Librarianship: A Crisis or Opportunity?” at UofT

Dear Colleagues, We are looking forward to your participation in tomorrow’s grass-roots , one-day symposium at the Koffler House at the University of Toronto. We all know our profession faces serious issues (on institutional and professional levels) and we hope … Continue reading

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