CoALA Webinar - Academic Librarians and the Faculty Model: History, Trends, Challenges
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Academic Librarians and the Faculty Model: History, Trends, Challenges Sponsored by the Colorado Academic Library Association (CoALA) Presented by Carol Smith Library Director, Nielsen Library, Adams State University; 2014-2015 CoALA President-elect

8/13/2015
When: 8/13/2015
From 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM
Where: Webinar
Presenter: Carol Smith


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Colorado Academic Library Association (CoALA) Webinar:
Academic Librarians and the Faculty Model: History, Trends, Challenges
Sponsored by the Colorado Academic Library Association (CoALA)

Presented by Carol Smith
Library Director, Nielsen Library, Adams State University;
2014-2015 CoALA President-Elect

Date/Time
Thurs, Aug 13, 3pm – 5:00pm

Both the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) and the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) uphold tenure-track faculty status as the national standard for academic librarians, yet librarians at many institutions are either non-tenure track faculty or not considered to be faculty at all. Librarians at Adams State University, for example, held faculty status from at least as far back as the 1940’s and up until May 1988, when it was revoked.

Since arriving at Adams State University in Fall 2013, Library Director Carol Smith has been passionately advocating for the restoration of faculty status for librarians at Nielsen Library. As part of this ongoing initiative, she’s conducted extensive research into the history, trends, and current challenges of both the faculty model in general as well as the faculty model as it is specifically applied to higher education librarianship. This is a topic central to academic librarianship, yet one that is not typically covered in library school curricula.

In this webinar, we’ll learn more about the fascinating history of the professoriate in the United States, consider how, when, and why librarians were integrated into the faculty model, and then collectively discuss current trends, issues, and challenges to librarian faculty status, both nationally and regionally.

All are encouraged to attend this free CoALA webinar, including out-of-state attendees. Hope you can join us!

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