Librarians and Archivists

The OFR team liaises with Librarian/Archivist leaders and their administrative staff, librarians and archivists, and UWOFA-LA on matters relating to terms and conditions of employment. We are responsible for the negotiation of collective agreements, letters of understanding and waivers; resolution and/or adjudication of grievances and complaints; audit and approval of appointment related actions; leadership development; and support for new librarians and archivists transitioning to Western. Our interest is in accomplishing these tasks in a way that enhances the work experience at Western while ensuring Western excels in its educational and scholarly mission.

Biennial Report & Review

Learn more about the purpose and process for the Biennial Report and Review for librarians and archivists.

Collective Agreement

Learn more about the Librarians and Archivists Collective Agreement (LACA) and other Letters of Understanding negotiated between Western University and its Faculty Association


Learn more about Leaves available to UWOFA-LA Members such as Court Leave, Deferred Salary Leave, Education Leave, Elected Public Office Leave, Exchange Leave, Leave of Absence, Pregnancy, Parental and Adoption Leave, and Professional Leave.

Promotion & Continuing Appointment

Learn more about the Promotion and Continuing Appointment processes and requirements.


Learn more about planning for Retirement and emeritus/a status.