Professor Carol Parker, associate dean for finance and administration, has published, "Tenure Advice for Law Librarians and Their Directors," in the Spring 2011 issue of the Law Library Journal.
In the article, Parker explores the significant investment of time and effort required of law librarian tenure candidates and their directors and supervisors to bring a tenure track to a successful conclusion. She also describes guidelines and procedures that will facilitate the process.
She also discusses how successful tenure candidates will excel as librarians, master shared-governance concepts and understand their institution's culture. Candidates should also engage in self-reflection and seek feedback throughout the tenure process. Supportive directors and supervisors will provide support to candidates and ensure that well-developed promotion and tenure policies exist and are consistently applied.
May 23, 2011