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No middle ground? Perceptions and realities of the distinctions between tenured librarians and their professional colleagues

Peter Hepburn

Abstract:

This chapter is an exploration of the varying models of status for academic librarians in relation to its implications for working relationships within libraries. This chapter examines strategies for collaborating with professionals with differing statuses. It builds upon existing literature and makes use of a survey instrument regarding the experience of tenured and non-tenured librarians and their perceptions of each other and of the fairness of the systems they work within. The author draws on his own experience as a tenured librarian in an academic setting that includes professionals with ...

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