ERIC Number: ED080124
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Mar-2
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Criteria for Promotion and Tenure of Librarians in Zimmerman, Parish, and Fine Arts Libraries of the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Hight, Beatrice, Ed.; Bensinger, Claire, Ed.
The functions of a university library staff have changed greatly in recent years. More scholarship and creative work on the part of academic librarians are demanded, creating a need for library faculty members who have the ability to keep abreast of new developments in the library field, to integrate their knowledge with the teaching functions of the University, and to process informational materials for effective use. Although it is important that librarians gain specialized knowledge in order to be promoted into higher academic ranks, it is imperative that their own professional degrees be considered as equal in importance to those of their colleagues in other subject fields and that librarians who show competency in their specialities be assured of rewards similar to those acquired by their colleagues in teaching fields. The tenured library faculty will review the standards and qualifications of librarians annually. Inducements will be provided for superior librarians to join the library staff, to give all librarians opportunities to contribute to the growth of the University, and to attain their highest potential development. It is imperative that librarians continue to have full faculty status with the academic rank, tenure, promotion, sabbaticals, leaves, and other benefits accorded to their teaching colleagues. It is equally important that they achieve the same expertise in their fields as is expected of the teaching faculty. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque. Zimmerman Library.