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No longer will students trudge to the library through the snow on a Sunday morning only tobe let in despair as they nd the doors lockedtight. Starting on Saturday, January 15, theStudents’ Administrative Council (SAC) anduniversity administration will be implementinga trial period o extended library hours or the2011 Winter semester to gauge student use.Currently, the library closes Saturdays at 7:45pm and opens Sundays at 1:00 pm, giving rise toa number o student complaints. Te extendedstudy hours will move the Saturday eveningclosing time back to 10:45 pm and move up theSunday morning opening time to 10:00 am.During these extended hours, students will not be able to access circulation servicesor reerence librarians. SAC Vice-PresidentAcademic Nathan Walker arranged to havethe library hours extended in late November,coordinating the extension with Head LibrarianBruno Gnassi and Provost and Vice-PresidentAcademic and Research Stephen McClatchie, who is currently on administrative leave untilthe end o March. Te SAC and university administration willbe splitting the costs o the services o twocampus police to keep the entire library open oran additional six hours a week or one semester.During the trial period, student use o theextended hours will be recorded, ater whichthe SAC will review the numbers and decide whether or not to push or a more permanentextension.“For a number o years, students haveexpressed a desire or more open hours at thelibrary,” says Walker. “Te purpose o this trialis to gauge student demand quantitatively, sostudent use will be recorded throughout thesemester, and our next actions will be basedon the results.” According to Walker, since thelibrary will now open and close at the sametimes on Saturdays and Sundays, students willhave more reliable access to the acilities. While student response is still to bedetermined, several students have expressedexcitement at the extended library hours. “Ithink it will be a great help or many peoplebecause, on Saturday nights especially, thereseems to be absolutely nowhere to study oncampus, especially i you live in residencebecause it is nearly always too loud to do work,”commented ourth year student Ray Macleod.“Not everyone will take advantage o it, but orthe ew that do, it will make lie easier or themor sure.” Tird year student Katie Pazia expressedsimilar sentiments. “I think extended weekendlibrary hours is what many students have beenlooking or,” stated Pazia. “I think it's exciting,and I'll denitely make use o the extendedhours.”
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SAC and university collaborate to extendlibrary hours or winter semester
R.P. Bell Library extends weekend hours in response to students’ demands
Te purpose o this trial is to gauge student demand quantitatively,so student use will be recorded throughout the semester, and our next actions will be based on the results.
SAC Vice-President Academic
Starting this Saturday, students will experience extended weekend hours or the wintersemester at Ralph Pickard Bell Library.
stated the university is committed to ensuringthe current dialogue results in a new collectiveagreement. “Te university’s bargaining teamhas indicated its willingness to put in whatevertime is necessary to bring the talks to a successulresolution,” Frost stated. Tis week the conciliation board andnegotiating teams will meet in Monctonbetween January 13 and 16 in an attempt to cometo an agreement through urther discussion and
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Over the past twenty years,agreements have occurred beore Christmas or there has beenstrikes. Te act that there hasnot been an agreement is not promising
Te university’s bargaining teamhas indicated its willingness to put in whatever time is necessaryto bring the talks to a successul resolution
a reconciliation mediation process. Te conciliation board and negotiationteam members have set aside two days or thenegotiation process, but have agreed to allow discussion to continue up to our days.According to the Hudson, while the ormato this week’s meeting has yet to be determined,he emphasized that a decision regarding the key issues identied over the seven months must bemade. An agreement can be made anytime inthe negotiation process. As Frost pointed out,“Te process has been intentionally designedto be uid enough to leave participants open todoing what is necessary to reach an agreementduring that time.”However, considering Mt. A’s experience with collective agreements, Hudson hasreservation over the act that an agreement wasnot made prior to Christmas. “Over the pasttwenty years, agreements have occurred beoreChristmas or there has been strikes. Te actthat there has not been an agreement is notpromising,” pointed out Hudson.“I think there will be a collective agreementthis term and decisions have to be made in the very near uture,” Hudson stated. “ime isrunning out…this is it…we are down to decisiontime.” Te university and the union’s negotiatingteam members have been meeting since the endo May with the previous agreement expiringin June. On July 19, 2010, Richard Merrill wasappointed to acilitate the conciliation process,and was relieved o his duty on October 19 aterthe process had ailed. Te recently appointedCoulombe called or the appointment o aconciliation board on November 3 and set January 31 as the deadline or the conciliationboard to compile a report. While theconciliation only provides a number o non-binding suggestions in the report, the processallows negotiation to continue between the twosides.
Conciliation board member and negotiating teams members will meet todiscuss the terms and conditions o collective agreement this week