Handbook revision process

The University Librarian convenes a Handbook Review Committee (Committee) to consider any substantive amendments. The Committee consists of the University Librarian; Associate University Librarian, Administration and Strategic Initiatives; four Librarians/Archivists representing various areas of the Library and chosen by the Librarians' and Archivists' Association of the University of Waterloo; and consultants as appropriate. Substantive revisions to the Handbook are reviewed by the Vice President, Academic and Provost, and the Associate Provost, Human Resources.

The Library strives to review and revise the Handbook at least every five years. Any staff member to whom the document applies may direct a request for a substantive amendment to the University Librarian. Housekeeping changes (i.e., those that do not modify the intent of the document, such as changes in position titles, URLs) will be made as appropriate.

Handbook revision history

The Handbook was first developed as the University of Waterloo Professional Staff Manual in 1980. It was revised in 1986; 1992; 2002, when the name of the document was changed to the Librarians’ Employment Handbook; and in 2010. 

The Handbook was most recently reviewed and revised in 2019 by the following Committee:

  • Lauren Byl, Copyright and Licensing Librarian
  • Jane Forgay, Librarian
  • Sandra Keys, Librarian
  • Sharon Lamont, Director, Organizational Services
  • Beth Namachchivaya, University Librarian (Chair)
  • Danielle Robichaud, Digital Archivist

Carolyn Vincent and Graham Yeates provided administrative support

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