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Raising The Bar: An Approach To Reviewing And Revising Standards For Professional Achievement For Library Faculty, Susan Ariew, Edward Lener, Bruce Pencek Jun 2004

Raising The Bar: An Approach To Reviewing And Revising Standards For Professional Achievement For Library Faculty, Susan Ariew, Edward Lener, Bruce Pencek

Susan A. Ariew

A committee revising the retention, promotion and continued appointment policy in the Virginia Tech libraries took a broad view of its task in articulating its goal, gathering information from internal and external sources, allocating drafting responsibilities, and winning support. The committee's work revealed an unexpected need and led to an explicit affirmations of professional obligations of librarians to one another. Thus, adoption of the new policy and the principles it embodied became a lever for changes in the organizational culture.