Policies for Librarians  — Agreement in Principle

From: Randy Boyagoda, Acting Vice-Provost, Faculty & Academic Life
Date: May 26, 2023
Re: Policies for Librarians  — Agreement in Principle

We are very pleased to announce that the University administration and University of Toronto Faculty Association (UTFA), after more than five years of negotiations, have reached an agreement in principle on revisions to the Policies for Librarians. Once approved and implemented, the agreement will modernize the terms and conditions of employment of librarians at the University of Toronto to reflect the integral role they play in advancing the mission of the University.  This agreement requires approval from UTFA Council and will also proceed to the Governing Council of the University of Toronto for approval in the fall.

We will reach out with implementation details and associated timelines when available.

In recognition of the significance of time and dedication of those who contributed significantly to the negotiations and who were committed to shepherding these Policies to this point, we would like to acknowledge: 

Kathleen Scheaffer, Librarian, UTFA Policies for Librarians Lead Negotiator, UTFA 801 Constituency Representative
Heather Boon, Professor and Vice-Provost, Faculty &Academic Life
Larry Alford, University Chief Librarian
Michael Attridge, Associate Professor, UTFA Member at Large
Randy Boyagoda, Professor and Acting Vice-Provost, Faculty & Academic Life
John Brooks, Legal Counsel
Darlene Chow, Human Resources Director
Dan D’Agostino, Retired Librarian
Andrew Ebejer, Legal Counsel
Kate Enros, Executive Director, Faculty & Academic Life
Nora Gillespie, Legal Counsel
Julie Hannaford, Deputy Chief Librarian
Whitney Kemble, Librarian, UTFA Member at Large, UTFA 801 Constituency Representative
Ken McDonald, Associate Professor
Sioban Nelson, Professor
Emma Phillips, Legal Counsel
Danielle Sandhu, Legal Counsel
Harriet Sonne de Torrens, Librarian, UTFA Librarians Committee Chair
Cheryl Wobito, Legal and Faculty Relations Coordinator
Melanie Wright, Associate Director, Academic HR Services