Should Librarians Get Tenure? Yes, It's Crucial to Their Jobs

For over a century librarians and others in academe have debated the issue of faculty status for librarians. Do librarians play the same role as teaching or research faculty members? Is academic freedom a problem for librarians? Do librarians have real faculty status if they do not earn tenure the way other faculty members do? Although some librarians now have faculty status, the pros and cons continue to be argued passionately.

In 1971 the Association of College and Research