Category Archives: University of Toronto

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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Showcasing UofT Librarians – Scholarship

The tab on Publications, Research and Scholarship is currently being updated. See recent additions. Contact UTFA Librarians Committee for more entries if you don’t see your publication.

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Showingcasing UofT Librarians: Lynne Kutsukake – Novel Released (historical fiction and military history)

Lynne Kutsukake, before early retirement, academic librarian at Robarts Library, releases her first book, The Translation of Love. The publisher’s synopsis reads: “Born and raised in Vancouver, thirteen-year-old Aya Shimamura is released from a Canadian internment camp only to be … 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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“Vanishing Canada: Why we’re all losers in Ottawa’s war on data”

Read a good report on the consequences of recent cutbacks and closure of prominent data sites (which replaced the discontinued print material issued by the government) in http://www.macleans.ca/news/canada/vanishing-canada-why-were-all-losers-in-ottawas-war-on-data/

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Policy on Academic Continuity at UofT – Growing Concerns – Possible Strike Feb. 27 CUPE 3902

Faculty, teaching assistants, sessionals, lab technicians, writing coaches are concerned over the Policy on Academic Continuity which sets unprecedented guidelines in teaching areas which have traditionally been the domain of the teaching faculty. Media coverage regarding this issue, see article … Continue reading

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