ERIC Number: ED243492
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Assistant/Associate Director Position in ARL Libraries. SPEC Kit 103.
Veaner, Allen B.
In April 1983 the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) surveyed selected members regarding the recruitment, compensation, role, and training of assistant, associate or deputy library directors. A total of 51 libraries (approximately 50% of ARL academic members) participated in the survey. It was found that associate director (AD)-level staff are responsible for overseeing day-to-day activities in a variety of units; the number of AD-level positions has increased; a search committee generally screens applicants with the director making the final selection; nationwide recruitment searches are generally conducted; there is considerable flexibility in salary administration for AD-level positions; directors are looking more to AD-level staff for information, advice, and ideas; developmental training of top-level staff is scarce; and recruiting and selecting AD-level staff with a mix of technical, interpersonal, and group skills is becoming important. This document presents a sample questionnaire with responses noted; an extensive series of job descriptions and appointment, promotion, and grievance policy statements concerning the AD position from eight libraries; a concise summary of related issues and trends; a four-item bibliography; and an evaluation sheet for this ARL Systems and Procedures Exchange Center (SPEC) kit. (ESR)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Administrator Qualifications, Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Administrator Selection, Grievance Procedures, Higher Education, Library Directors, Library Surveys, Occupational Information, Position Papers, Promotion (Occupational), Questionnaires, Research Libraries
Systems and Procedures Exchange Center, Association of Research Libraries, Office of Management Studies, 1527 New Hampshire Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($15.00 per copy prepaid for non-members; $7.50 per copy for members).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Studies.