A Change of Pace: Successfully Transitioning to Tenure-Track Librarianship

Cynthia Hughes

Abstract


This article explores the experiences of librarians who have transitioned from working in non-tenured track positions in any type of library to a tenure-track positions in academic libraries. The author conducted a survey of librarians who have attempted the career change and shares their motivations for accepting a tenure-track position, the reasons why some librarians disliked tenure, their scholarship experiences, and their advice to others to help them successfully navigate the stressful tenure process.

Keywords


College and University Libraries; Tenure and Promotion Process

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