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ERIC Number: ED413897
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
Pages: 40
Abstractor: N/A
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Professional or Academic Status for Academic Librarians: A Survey of Faculty and Staff in Three Ohio Universities.
Reber, Janine L.
A survey of current academic librarians at three Ohio universities was created to determine satisfaction in the faculty status structure followed by universities and colleges in the United States. The purpose was to determine if there is a desire for a professional status--between the levels of clerical and faculty--which requires an MLS but does not require other duties common in a faculty position such as committee membership, research, and teaching. Though not generalizable to the entire profession, this survey provides information about the desires of those in the field in light of the recent slowing in the awarding of faculty status to academic librarians. Results show that faculty in positions 7 or more years wish to maintain the status quo, whereas those just entering academia would relinquish faculty status for a professional librarian position if they retained their benefits. Results also show that tenure is held by half the faculty (only half of which teach) and that a majority of faculty are interested in research and committee work. The cover letter and staff survey are appended. (Contains 22 references.) (Author/SWC)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio