March 18, 2013
As Their Roles Change, Some Librarians Lose Faculty Status
Andrew Shurtleff for The Chronicle
Librarians on many campuses have long been considered faculty, but some institutions are now reclassifying the position as a staff job as they reassess the role of their research libraries more broadly.
The move to take faculty and tenure status away from librarians has generated controversy and raised questions about whether their role should be narrowed and what the future of the job should be. Some administrators say the position must shift with the changing model for university