Fonds F0015 - Professional Librarians' Association of York University fonds

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Professional Librarians' Association of York University fonds

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  • Textual record

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35 cm of textual records

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The Professional Librarians' Association of York University was established in 1970. The objectives of PLAYU were to support and improve library service to the York community, to foster professional development of the librarians, and to promote the interests of its members. Membership was open to all professional librarians on campus, the Director of Libraries and all those who reported to that officer. The Association had a President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer, and an annual meeting. The Association played a role in establishing the professional status of librarians on campus. Librarians were placed on par with faculty and they were eventually admitted to the York University Faculty Association. With the development of the Library Council in 1976 and in the light of the librarians' membership in YUFA, the reasons for PLAYU's existence disappeared and the organization was disbanded in 1975.

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The fonds consists of minutes of Association meetings (1970-1977), the constitution, correspondence, material relative to a document on the status librarians submitted to the Senate Library Committee, material relative to the Presidential Committee on the Status of Professional Librarians, labour-related material including appointments, negotiations, samples of collective agreements and of librarians' status at other universities and material relating to salaries and benefits.

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  • English

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  • Latin

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Some restrictions on access. Materials containing identifying information about third parties, grievances, salaries, etc. restricted. Contact University Archivist for more information.

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The fonds comprises the following accession: 1983-023. No further accruals expected.

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2017/04/25 Anna St. Onge. Creation.
2019/04/09 KCP. Added dates, identifier, accrual, and finding aid note. Published.

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  • English


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