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Library faculty and collective bargaining: An exploration

Advances in Library Administration and Organization

ISBN: 978-1-84950-579-6, eISBN: 978-1-84950-580-2

Publication date: 30 October 2009


Faculty unionization is growing, and library faculty members are included in many collective bargaining units. Yet there is a dearth of information on how well collective bargaining contracts address the sometimes unique nature of library faculty work. This article explores contracts in a number of Ohio universities and from selective institutions around the country to see how well they accommodate the professional and work-related needs of librarians. Major contractual issues addressed include governance, academic freedom, workload, salary, and the retention, tenure, and promotion (RTP) of faculty, among others.


Aby, S.H. (2009), "Library faculty and collective bargaining: An exploration", Williams, D.E., Nyce, J.M. and Golden, J. (Ed.) Advances in Library Administration and Organization (Advances in Library Administration and Organization, Vol. 28), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 283-321.



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