ERIC Number: ED108571
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The ACRL Standards and Library Governance, a Comparison of the Personnel Systems of Five Major Academic Libraries.
Lowry, Charles B.
Throughout the past decade, there have been increasing demands by American academic librarians for full faculty status, participation in management, and unionization. To determine if these demands have caused changes, a survey was made of the personnel organization schemes at the libraries of five major universities--Texas A&M, Harvard, Minnesota, Oklahoma, and the University of California at Los Angeles--noting how these schemes reflect the Association of College and Research Libraries' standards for faculty status. The question of faculty status for librarians was examined in terms of faculty organizations; librarians' role in governance; and appointment, promotion, and tenure practices. Other aspects of personnel policy; fringe benefits, termination and grievance procedures, compensation, leaves, research funds, and academic freedom; were also examined. It was concluded that, at present, the drive for faculty status is the most favored scheme for the rationalization and improvement of academic library personnel systems; however, personnel practices and participative management schemes are still in a state of flux, and many new directions are possible. (SL)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. School of Library Science.