Labour Studies Index

Updated: 2022-05-16

In Solidarity: Academic Librarian Labour Activism and Union Participation in Canada

Document type Book
Editor Dekker, Jennifer
Editor Kandiuk, Mary
Publisher Library Juice Press; Sacramento, CA
Date 2014
ISBN 9781936117628
Pages 355


Provides a historical and current perspective regarding the unionization of academic librarians, an exploration ofsome of the major labour issues affecting academic librarians in a certified and non-certified union context,as well as case studies relating to the unionization of academic librarians at selected institutions in Canada. --Publisher's description


Introduction / Jennifer Dekker and Mary Kandiuk -- Pt. 1. The origins of academic librarian labour organizing in Canada. Academic status for Canadian academic librarians: a brief history / Leona Jacobs -- Out of the "library ghetto": an exploration of CAUT's contributions to the achievements of Canadian academic librarians / Jennifer Dekker. Pt. 2. Case histories. A "honey" of a union deal : gender and status in the labour action of Carleton University librarians, 1948-1975 / Martha Attridge Bufton -- Academic librarianship: the quest for rights and recognition at the University of Toronto / Harriet M. Sonne de Torrens -- Ontario college librarians' campaign for parity: networking for social change / Robin Inskip and David L. Jones. Pt. 3. Current issues and experiences. Librarians as teachers, researchers and community members / Meg Raven, Francesca Holyoke and Karen Jensen -- Highs and lows: an examination of academic librarians' collective agreements / Marni R. Harrington and Natasha Gerolami -- Librarians as faculty association participants: an autoethnography /Justine Wheeler, Carla Graebner, Michael Skelton, and Margaret (Peggy) Patterson -- The quiet librarian: workplace complaints and collegiality / G. Douglas Vaisey -- Academic librarians at the table: bargaining for parity / Mary Kandiuk. Pt. 4. Case studies.  From certification to strike: academic librarians & archivists at the University of Western Ontario / Mike Dawes, Linda K. Dunn, and Aniko Varpalotai -- The mouse that roared / Christena A. McKillop -- The mouse that didn't roar: the difficulty of unionizing academic librarians at a public American university / Stephanie Braunstein and Michael F. Russo -- Collegial self-governance for professional librarians: a look at the establishment of a Library Council at Brock University / Tim Ribaric.