Librarians’ Activities and Accomplishments

Would you like to learn more about what your colleagues’ have been up to?  Check out the Librarians’ Activities page, to read more about the exciting research carried out by UW Librarians.

Use the form at the end of this page to submit any activities or accomplishments to be added to the page.


Feb 19, 2013

LAUW issues statement in support of Dale Askey and McMaster University

  • Feb 19, 2013 LAUW Statement in Support of Dale Askey and McMaster University

    Feb 14, 2013

  • Mac librarian shocked by $3.5M blogging lawsuit
    Feb 11, 2013
  • Sign the petition …

    January 14, 2013

    Groups Established to Examine Librarians and Academic Status
    Timeline: January-April 2013.

    Theme 1. Terms and conditions

    This group will examine issues relating to our jobs as practitioners, our professional activity, workload, and study leaves/sabbaticals. Members: Helena Calogeridis, Sandra Keys, Zsuzsanna Lancsak.

    Theme 2. Probation/tenure

    This group will examine issues relating to, for example, attaining continuing employment status and advancing through the ranks. Members: Jane Forgay, Shannon Gordon, Tim Ireland, Margaret Yuen.

    Theme 3. Governance

    This group will examine issues relating to, for example, the representation of rank and file librarians on university committees, library councils, and hiring practices for librarians. Members: Nancy Collins, Eva Dodsworth, Christine Jewell.

    Resource person to all groups: Jackie Stapleton.

    A membership-wide meeting to hear about and discuss the work of these groups will take place on Thursday, April 4, 2013, Quantum Nano Centre, room 2501, 11:45-1:30.


    May 25, 2012

    Cuts to the National Archival Development Program – Calls for Action

    Archivists’ “On to Ottawa Trek”

    In light of the federal government’s recent elimination of the National Archival Development Program and other services, archivists and allies around the country have been rallying to voice their discontent. Please consider joining them. For a start, the Archivists’ “On to Ottawa Trek” group recommends 4 activities. Open the poster linked below to see how you can help save Canada’s history and identity.

    How to Help Save the National Archival Development Program

    How to Help Save the National Archival Development Program

    AND from Western Libraries:

      On May 28th …
      Funeral for Archival Funding in Canada
      10 am, Weldon Library lobby. Please wear black.


    Feb 10, 2012

    Eva Dodsworth’s Getting Started with GIS

    We congratulate Eva Dodsworth on the publication of her book, Getting Started with GIS. This publication is clearly the culmination of a lot of hard work and an impressive display of expertise. Accomplishments like this one are evidence that improvements, like study leaves, negotiated into the Librarians’ Employment Handbook in recent years can contribute to the profession at UW and beyond.

    Well done, Eva!


    Sept 21, 2011

    Western Librarians and Archives reach tentative settlement with Administration

    LAUW Executive thanks those of you who took the time to write, donate funds, and bake cookies in support of our friends and colleagues at Western. As of last night, a tentative settlement has been reached.