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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.



March 15, 2012

LAUW launches Librarians’ Activities and Accomplishments page


Sure, it looks sparse right now, but we are confident that due to the busy professional lives University of Waterloo librarians lead, this page will grow to become a rich and diverse inventory of the amazing things we do. As the description notes:

“Our hope is to capture what Waterloo librarians are up to professionally and to share this information on our website and possibly with our community in ways that are appropriate and that help to raise the profile of librarians at the University of Waterloo.”

So, have you got news to share? We need your help to populate the page. Use the simple, easy-to-use form provided, to submit your and your colleagues accomplishments.


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!


November 15, 2011

Congratualations Susan Mavor!

… on the recent publication of your book Westmount – The Tie that Binds the Twin Cities: An Illustrated History of Westmount’s 100 Years. This well-research and illustrated work complements and enriches the documentation of a special, local neighbourhood. All the best with your book launch on December 1st at the Westmount Golf and Country Club.


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.