4.7 Minimum Qualifications for Library Faculty Ranks

A master’s degree from an American Library Association-accredited program is generally the minimum requirement for appointment to a library faculty position.  The University Librarian may waive this requirement if a library faculty position requires an advanced degree in another appropriate field.  Additional qualifications and experience may be required, depending upon the nature of the position.


4.7.1 Assistant Librarian

  1. Demonstrated potential for achieving success in the performance of professional librarianship, scholarship, and service.

4.7.2 Associate Librarian

  1. Evidence of success in the performance of professional librarianship;
  2. Evidence of professional contributions in the areas of research and scholarship which demonstrate an impact on librarianship or other academic disciplines; and
  3. Evidence of significant service within the academic community.

4.7.3 Librarian

  1. Evidence of excellence in the performance of professional librarianship;
  2. Evidence of professional contributions in the areas of research and scholarship which are of significance to librarianship or other academic disciplines and which provides recognition to the individual and the institution; and
  3. Evidence of significant service within the academic community and the library profession.