Tenure for Librarians

The question of tenure is a convoluted one, especially when applied to librarians. “Faculty status,” as it is referred to at some institutions, raises strong opinions in those who are both for an against it. In 1973, the Commission on Academic Tenure in Higher Education published a report on the subject, weighing the pros and cons of academic tenure; they reference a statement from the 1940s by the American Association of University Professors describing the necessity for faculty to have … Read More