SGMM to discuss MoS for Librarians and Archivists

Dear colleagues: 

YUFA will hold a Special General Membership Meeting (SGMM) as follows:

Special General Membership Meeting
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Founders Assembly Hall
152 Founders College

The SGMM agenda and other meeting materials are available here.

Light snacks and lunch will be provided during the SGMM.

One of the issues to be discussed is a Memorandum of Settlement (MoS) regarding Librarians and Archivists. A majority of Librarians and Archivists endorsed the MoS in a non-binding vote that concluded on February 26, 2019. The results of the non-binding vote are below:

Total votes cast: 39
Yes votes: 22 (56.41%)
No votes: 17 (43.59%)

The following two documents represent the diverging views among librarians and archivists with respect to whether the MoS should or should not be ratified.

Vote Yes document
Vote No document

In addition, supplementary materials prepared by the two groups are available here:

Vote Yes supplementary document
Vote No supplementary document

Presentations will be made at the SGMM by the two groups.

Important official disclaimer: These documents, materials, and presentations reflect the personal views of their authors only, and not the official views of YUFA or of YUFA’s Executive.

The MoS alters the YUFA Collective Agreement and must therefore be brought for ratification to all YUFA members according to Article 9.2 in the YUFA Constitution. Following the SGMM, an electronic vote will take place allowing members to vote on the MoS ratification.

The electronic vote will begin on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. and end on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. The results of the vote will be announced shortly thereafter.

Accommodation: Members who require accommodation in order to attend the SGMM should contact YUFA as soon as possible: email [email protected] (subject line: Accommodations).