Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Librarians and Archivists are devalued

31 October & 1 November, 2014
A Conference by the Canadian Association of University Teachers

"Academic librarians and archivists have built workplaces dedicated to the dissemination of knowledge and characterized by professionalism and secure employment. But this model is threatened by administrators, politicians and business leaders pushing an agenda to undermine economic security, erode the public good and devalue librarianship and archival practice. In response our community has had to defend colleagues under attack, protect core employment rights and intervene in broader public policy debates.

The purpose of this conference is to boost our collective ability to defend and advance the interests of academic librarians and archivists. Through presentations (part one) and hands-on practice (part two), the event will explore how to conceptualize a campaign, effectively incorporate visual design and communication elements, and build alliances to move issues forward. Join with colleagues from across the country and CAUT staff to hone the campaign skills necessary to confront the challenges our community faces." -- site.


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