ERIC Number: ED339392
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
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The Status of Faculty Status in Ohio Academic Libraries, 1990.
Dimmick, Judith A.
A questionnaire survey sent to 75 of the 134 Ohio academic library directors elicited 59 respondents in a study of faculty status for academic librarians. Results show that only 42% of libraries assign librarians faculty rank, even though 61% of directors favor it, and 64% think librarians themselves favor it. Some Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) standards for faculty status have wider acceptance than others: leave, 85%, financial support for professional activities, 83%; faculty senate membership, 69%; access to grievance and appeal procedures, 69%; self-governance, 49%; peer review for promotion, 47%; eligibility for tenure, 37%; equivalent salaries, 31%; and academic year contracts, 22%. One likely source of defining librarian roles and closely aligning their contributions with those of other faculty would be interrelated library and parent institution mission statements. But libraries that have inter-related mission statements, are no more likely to grant faculty status (41%) than those that do not have them. (Copies of the survey cover letter, questionnaire, and a summary of the questionnaire responses are appended.) (33 references) (Author/MAB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
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Note: Master's Research Paper, Kent State University.