I am running for director of the Librarians constituency group
If re-elected as Director of AASUA, I will put my recent experience in this position to work to represent all members of the academy to the best of my ability. The academic community of the University of Alberta will face many challenges in the years to come, and I believe that a focus on maintaining and growing a collegial environment based on good governance, democratic values, and academic freedom is crucial to successfully facing these challenges to the benefit of all members. Over the past several years I have worked with my librarian colleagues to learn about the concerns and wishes of librarians, and to prepare for this most important round of collective bargaining. I was honoured to be selected by AASUA to serve as one of the members of the negotiating team for this effort. If re-elected, I will continue to work to ensure that librarians and all members of AASUA are well represented in this process. As a relatively young member of the academic staff, I have a vested interest in the long-term success of AASUA, and in seeing it continue to develop into a strong collective voice for all members for many years to come.
Camille Laforest is a Collection Strategies Librarian. He has been an active member of the campus community for over seven years, and was awarded tenure in 2015. Cam is currently Director of the Librarians constituency, AASUA councillor, member of the AASUA Executive Committee, and a member of AASUA's bargaining team for the 2020 collective agreement. Over the course of the last year, Cam has contributed to the work of AASUA in many ways, and has been intimately involved in planning for collective agreement negotiations. He has previously served as a member of the executive of the Association of Professional Librarians of the University of Alberta (APLUA) and as a member of the executive of Academic Librarians Committee.