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Titre du document / Document title

The Tenure Process in LIS: A Survey of LIS/IS Program Directors

Auteur(s) / Author(s)

HIGGINS Susan E. (1) ; WELSH Teresa S. (1) ;

Affiliation(s) du ou des auteurs / Author(s) Affiliation(s)

(1) School of Library and Information Science, The University of Southern Mississippi, 118 College Drive #5145, Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001, ETATS-UNIS

Résumé / Abstract

This survey addressed the experience of receiving tenure through the personal narratives of directors of Library and Information Science schools in the USA. Fifty-five respondents were asked, based on their experience, to rank the emphasis of the variables operating in tenure. Participants agreed that the granting of autonomy via tenure was an opportunity to exercise academic freedom. With tenure came the responsibility to contribute as a citizen of the institutional and disciplinary communities of the profession. The most prominent factor in determining tenure and promotion decisions for LIS faculty is demonstration of research productivity through peer-reviewed publications: articles, books and conference proceedings. Teaching and service are also important components of academic life. It was found that collaboration underpinned collegiality and created an environment conducive to research. In turn, the stability and collegiality of a tenured position made the institution work as a teaching and learning environment.

Revue / Journal Title

Journal of education for library and information science    ISSN  0748-5786   CODEN JELSE4 

Source / Source

2009, vol. 50, no3, pp. 176-189 [14 page(s) (article)] (1 p.)

Langue / Language


Editeur / Publisher

Association for Library and Information Science Education, Chicago, IL, ETATS-UNIS  (1984) (Revue)

Mots-clés anglais / English Keywords



Professional development




Information science


Mots-clés français / French Keywords



Développement professionnel




Science information


Mots-clés espagnols / Spanish Keywords





Ciencia información


Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 11010, 35400017088494.0050

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