ERIC Number: ED398778
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Tenure and Promotion for Academic Librarians. A Guidebook with Advice and Vignettes.
Cubberley, Carol W.
This book focuses on guiding librarians at institutions of higher education on being proactive in securing tenure and promotion in their professional employment. The book has nine chapters. Chapter 1 gives advice on what to include in an application for a tenure-track position and what activities representing individual growth and development increase one's chances for attaining a tenured position. Chapter 2 discusses networking. Chapter 3 describes job-related contributions that will raise a librarian's in-house standing, e.g., writing a handbook for search committees or employee orientation. Chapter 4 focuses on involvement in professional associations. Chapter 5 emphasizes finding opportunities to make presentations explaining various facets of a librarian's work and suggests visual aids and formats for these presentations. Chapter 6 focuses on poster sessions and displays. Chapter 7 overviews the hurdles involved in writing for publication, often a requirement for tenure. Chapter 8 provides examples of service activities, including work on library and university committees, supervision of interns, and community service. Chapter 9 discusses how to prepare a personal dossier that is complete and easy for the tenure review committee to review. Appendices provide a typical tenure and promotion document and a typical letter of application and resume. (CK)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Academic Rank (Professional), Audiovisual Aids, Career Development, Contracts, Exhibits, Faculty Promotion, Higher Education, Interpersonal Competence, Librarians, Library Associations, Nontenured Faculty, Professional Development, Social Networks, Tenure, Tenured Faculty, Writing for Publication
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
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