Librarians and Tenure

tenureLibrarians and Tenure

This is article is about the status of librarians at academic institutions.  There are several arguments to be made on both sides concerning librarians and tenure.  On one hand, I can understand that some librarians really value their research and desire the earned status that tenure provides.  Conversely, I have been employed at an institution that offered tenure to faculty(not librarians) and witnessed the pedagogical stagnation that can result.  It’s a tough call.  As it looks today, I won’t be relying tenure for job security.  I’ll be relying on my research, instructional, and technology design skills to stay relevant to the job market.


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