Seeking Full Citizenship: A Defense of Tenure Faculty Status for Librarians

Catherine Coker, Wyoma vanDuinkerken, Stephen Bales

Abstract

Tenure status for library faculty in the academic environment is coming under increasing attack from administration, faculty members in other departments, and non-academics. This is due to incorrect perceptions about what academic librarians do and how they serve their profession. This paper describes the many challenges faculty librarians face in balancing their work load with service and scholarship; justifies why academic librarians need tenure; and ultimately proves that tenure and faculty status for academic librarians are an absolute necessity.

Full Text:

PDF
Copyright © Catherine Coker, Wyoma vanDuinkerken, and Stephen Bales, 2010


Article Views (Last 12 Months)

No data available

Contact ACRL for article usage statistics from 2010-April 2017.

Article Views (By Year/Month)

2021
January: 1
February: 11
March: 18
April: 10
May: 1
June: 4
July: 2
August: 0
2020
January: 4
February: 17
March: 1
April: 21
May: 2
June: 2
July: 5
August: 5
September: 1
October: 6
November: 6
December: 2
2019
January: 4
February: 11
March: 4
April: 25
May: 2
June: 7
July: 8
August: 4
September: 8
October: 10
November: 8
December: 0
2018
January: 7
February: 11
March: 1
April: 9
May: 6
June: 4
July: 1
August: 7
September: 8
October: 9
November: 3
December: 5
2017
April: 0
May: 8
June: 4
July: 3
August: 3
September: 5
October: 9
November: 35
December: 8