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Library Paradigm and Library Re-organization photographs

This file contains memorandums regarding Effective Delivery of Reference Service, Paradigm Questions, Administrative organization -Discussion Document, copies of Nexus Newsletter, clippings, Report of the Human Reorg Committee, Reorganization Where are we now?... notice, and
13 6 x 4 colour photographs taken by Library staff member during the relocation and reorganization of the library collections.

Vacant Librarians' Positions

This file contains memorandum from Richard Malinski regarding four Vacant Librarians' Positions, and Roles and Responsibilities of Associate Librarians for Public Services, and for Technical and Systems, Roles and Responsibilities of Distance Support Librarian, Roles and Responsibilities of Head of Information Services Librarian.


This file contains:
-RG 427.05.01: DataLine. The Data Research Newsletter, Thirs Quarter, 1993. There is an article "On a Roll at Ryerson" authored by Richard Malinski in this issue.
RG 427.05.02: CCS Newsletter, Vol.1, No.1, Fall 1995. This Newsletter contains article "Communication On Campus" authored by Richard Malinski.

ORS/SRC Faculty Database: Background Information

This file contains:

  • copy of Application for a Standard Research Grant
  • memorandums from Richard Malinski regarding Faculty SRC Database Electronic Questionnaire
  • Faculty SRC Electronic Questionnaire
  • BEST North America University Fact Sheets
  • floppy disc labelled: SRC Electronic Questionnaire

Research Services

This file contains memorandums sent by Richard Malinski to Library Council regarding Research Service. This includes also first, second and final draft of the Research Service Report.

RPU Library Report To OCUL

This file contains OCUL member Libraries list, The Ryerson Polytechnic University Library Report to OCUL -October 2000, OCUL Report - Ryerson - for the period April 2001 - October 2001, Ryerson University Report - Spring 2002,

Ryerson University Library Strategic Goals, 2003-2005

This file contains Draft of " Ryerson University Library Strategic Goals 2003-2005". Document outlines 6 Strategic Goals:

  1. Strengthening Collections
  2. Support Teaching and Learning with Innovative services
  3. Hiring< Retaining and Developing Staff for Today's Information Environment
  4. Extending and Developing Collaborative Relationships
  5. Ensuring that the Library is a Space Conducive to Study, work and Research
  6. To Implement an Organizational Model to Take us Forward

Local Library Collections & Student Resource Centres.

This file contains document" Branching Out? - Local Library Collections and Student Resource Centres at Ryerson: a review of the issues and proposed strategy for maximizing information services to the University, November 1, 2000 and a memo from Cathy Matthews about draft document "Making Information Work - Local Library Collections and Student Resource Centres at Ryerson: a review of issues and proposed strategy for maximizing information services to the University, September 11, 2000. A copy of this draft Draft document is included.

Staff Meetings

Sub-series originally entitled "Staff Muffin Meetings" a moniker by former Chief Librarian, Cathy Matthews (2000-2007). The title was changed to "Staff Meetings" by Archives when the new Chief Librarian started in August 2007). As of 2009, staff meetings have been announced by Associate Chief Librarian, Liz Bishop. See RG 5.275.

Netherlands Conference Report

This file contains report prepared by Cathy Matthews to Errol Aspevig on her conference trip to Netherlands. She attended the World Criminal Justice Libraries Network Bi-Annual Meeting, in Zutphen, NL, held on May 27-31, 2001.

Library Portfolios/Team Organization

This file contains:

  • revised and unapproved list of portfolios sent by Cathy Mathews to all librarians
  • Discussion Draft copies of "Teams: A New Organizational Model for the ryerson Library", "Working in the 21st Century: a team model for responsiveness and accountability in the Ryerson University Library"
    -Staff Input Form
    -letter/Agenda from facilitator regarding the new organizational structure and team development process at Ryerson Library
  • Minutes from the Team Discussion Meeting, December 10, 2003

Immigration & Settlement MA Proposal: Library Response

This file contains Memo sent by Cathy Matthews to R.Mendelson, Dean of Graduate Studies, and Members of the SGS Programs and Planning Committee in regards to The Ryerson Library response to "Proposal for a Graduate Program for a Master of Arts Degree in Immigration and Settlement Studies".

Budget - reduction proposals/deficit management plan

This file contains documents regarding budget reduction proposal;
-Student Service Budget reductions
-Human Resources - Base for Reduction
-CCS Budget Reduction Proposals
-Brief from The Ryerson Faculty Association to The Board of Governors regarding The Institute's Finanacial Management Plan and 1990 Budget
-Memorandums from Dennis Mock regarding Macro Financial Planning
-Presidential Budget Statement
-Ideas about cutting library expenses
-Draft Proposal for Financial Management Plan 1990/91 through 1995/96.