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

Cynthia Hughes


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.


College and University Libraries; Tenure and Promotion Process

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5860/llm.v32i4.7291

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