What’s in a Name?
Defining Our Profession

A Selective Bibliography

Compiled by

Marion Prudlo, Borough of Manhattan Community College

The Association of College & Research Libraries
Greater New York Metropolitan Area Chapter
Annual Symposium
November 15, 2002

Applegate, Rachel. (1993). Deconstructing faculty status: research and assumptions.   The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 19(3), 158-164.

Association of College & Research Libraries. (1998). Academic librarianship and faculty status: a report from the Association of College and Research Libraries Task Force on Institutional Priorities and Faculty Rewards. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries Publications.

Association of College & Research Libraries. (1992). Standards for faculty status for college and university librarians. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries.

Association of College & Research Libraries. (2000). Academic librarians’ promotion and tenure. Retrieved July 10, 2002 from http://www.ala.org/acrl/promoten.html.

Association of College & Research Libraries. (2000). Guidelines for academic status for college and university libraries. Retrieved July 1, 2002 from http://www.ala.org/acrl/guides/acstatus.html.

Balas, J. (1999). A librarian’s work will never be done. Computers in Libraries, 19(10), 46-48.

Balas, J. (2001). Does technology define librarians’ roles? Computers in Libraries, 21(10), 58-60.

Barnello, I. H. (2000). Librarians as authors: take the plunge. College and Undergraduate Libraries, 7(1), 71-74.


Beagle, D. (1999). Conceptualizing an information commons. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 25(2), 82-89.

Beck, M. A. (2002). Technology competencies in the continuous quality improvement environment; a framework for appraising the performance f library public services staff. Library Administration and Management, 16(2), 69-72.

Benefiel, C., Miller, J. P., Mosley, P. A., & Arant-Kaspar, W. (2001). Service to the profession: definitions, scope, and value. Reference Librarian, 73, 362+.

Bernbom, G., et al. (1993). Two worlds, two cultures: how two professions approach the wilderness of Internet resources [Video recording]. Bloomington: Indiana University.

Black, W. K., & Leysen, J. M. (1994). Scholarship and the academic library. College & Research Libraries, 55(5), 229-241.

Berry, J. (2001). Tell ‘em what librarians do each day. Library Journal, 126(17), 6.

Bradigan, P. S., & Mularski, C. A. (1996). Evaluation of academic librarians’ publications for tenure and initial promotion. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 22(5), 360-365.

Braun, L. W. (2002). New roles: a librarian by any name. Library Journal, 127(2), 46-50.

Cary, S. (2001). Faculty rank, status and tenure for librarians. College & Research Libraries News, 62(5), 510-511.

Consortium for Educational Technology for University Systems, California State University, State University of New York, & City University of New York. (1997). The academic library in the information age: changing roles. Seal Beach: California State University.

Corcoran, M. (2000). Changing roles of information professionals: choices and implications. Online, 24(2), 72-74.

Corcoran, M., Dagar, L., & Stratigos, A. (2000). The changing roles of information professionals: excerpts from an Outsell, Inc. study. Online, 24(2), 28-30, 32-34.

Costello, D. More, better, cheaper: the impossible dream? Information Technology and Libraries, 18(3), 154-160.


Cronin, B. (2001). Mother of all myths. Library Journal, 126(3), 144.

Cronin, B. (2001). The dreaded ‘L’ word. Library Journal, 126(5), 58.

Crowley, B. (2001). Tacit knowledge, tacit ignorance, and the future of academic librarianship. College & Research Libraries, 62(6), 565-584.

Cubberley, C. W. (1996). Tenure and promotion for academic librarians: a guidebook with advice and vignettes. Jefferson: McFarland & Co.

Farber, E. I. (1999). College libraries and the teaching/learning process: a 25-year reflection. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 25(3), 171-177.

Feldman, D. & Sciammarella, S. (2000). Both sides of the looking glass: librarian and teaching faculty perceptions of librarianship at six community colleges. College & Research Libraries, 61(6), 491-499.

Frank, D. G., & Raschke, G. K., & Wood, J. (2001). Information consulting: the key to success in academic libraries. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 27(2), 90-96.

Gaskell, C., & Morrill, A. S. (2001). Travel, sabbatical, and study leave policies in college libraries. Chicago: College Library Information Packet Committee, College Libraries Section, Association of College and Research Libraries.

Goreman, M., & Jackson, M. (1997). Dancing with change: electronic library resources, issues and opportunities [Video recording]. College of DuPage: Satellite Network.

Gravois, J. (1999). Poster sessions, promotion, and publishing: Is there a connection? Journal of Academic Librarianship, 25(1), 38+.

Henry, E. C., Caudle, D. M., & Sullenger, P. (1994). Tenure and turnover in academic libraries. College & Research Libraries, 55(5), 429-435.

Herlihy, C. S. (2000). Internet sirens and the role of today’s librarians. Liberal Education, 86(3), 46-51.

Hill, J. S. (1994). Wearing our own clothes: librarians as faculty. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 20(5), 71-76.

Hook, S. A., Lees, D. N., & Powers, G. T. (2000). Post-tenure review: a SPEC kit. Washington: Association of Research Libraries, Office of Leadership and Management Services.


Holley, H. S., Creth, S. D., Hoadley, I. B., & White, H. S. (1985). Defining the Academic Librarian [Sound Recording]. Elkridge: Eastern Audio Associates.

Hurley Simon, J. (1997). Planning the academic library of the 21st century. Retrieved July 1, 2002 from http://www.nclis.gov/about/speeches/simon/uchic.html.

Intner, S. S. (2000). Changing times: increased technology choices create increased expectations for librarians and library users. Technicalities, 20(5), 5-7.

Jackson, M. G. (2000). Image and status: academic librarians and the new professionalism. Advances in Librarianship, 23, 93-115.

Janes, J. (2002). Digital reference: reference librarians’ experiences and attitudes. Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, 53(7), 549-566.

Kalan, A. (2002). Are we sabotaging ourselves with our ‘professional’ image? American Libraries, 33(5), 42.

Kingma, B. R., & McCombs, G. M. (1995). The opportunity costs of faculty status for academic librarians. College & Research Libraries, 56(3), 258-264.

Koenig, M. E. (1993). Educational requirements for a library-oriented career in information management. Library Trends, 42(2), 277-289.

Koenig, M. E., Morrison, R., & Roberts, L. (1996). Faculty status for library professionals: its effect on job turnover and job satisfaction among university research library directors. College & Research Libraries, 57(3), 295-300.

Kroll, S. (1994). Academic status: statements and resources [2nd ed.]. Chicago: Academic Status Committee, Association of College and Research Libraries.

Lawson, K. G., & Pelzer, N. L. (1999). Assessing technology-based projects for promotion and/or tenure in ARL academic libraries. College & Research Libraries, 60(5), 464-476.

Lewis, M. P. (2002). The effects of technology on midcareer librarians: analysis of job ads in American Libraries. Library Trends, 50(4), 717-724.


Lewis, R. C. (2000). Publish or perish? Looking at publication for tenure from the other side of the street. College & Research Libraries News, 61(7), 606-608.

Leysen, J. M., & Black, W. K. (1998). Peer review in Carnegie research libraries. College & Research Libraries, 59(6), 512-522.

Major, J. A. (1993). Mature librarians and the university faculty: factors contributing to librarians’ acceptance as colleagues. College & Research Libraries, 54(6), 463-469.

McGowan Johnson, J., & Dow, E. H. (1995). Faculty status and academic librarianship: transformation to a clinical model. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 21(5), 345-350.

Metz, R. E. (1990). The impact of electronic formats and campus networks on university libraries in the United States. Computers in Libraries, 10(5), 18-20.

Meyer, R. W. (1999). A measure of the impact of tenure. College & Research Libraries, 60(2), 110-119.

Miller, J. P., & Benefiel, C. (1998). Academic librarians and the pursuit of tenure: the support group as a strategy for success. College & Research Libraries, 59(3), 260-265.

Neal, J. G. (1987). Reflections on the organizational environment. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 12(6), 348-349.

Neal, J. G. (1995, Summer). Editorial: the librarian research and publication imperative. Library Information Science Research, 17, 199-200.

Neal, J. G. (1996). Academic libraries: 2000 and beyond. Library Journal, 121(12), 74-76.

Neal, J. G. (1999). Chaos breeds life: finding opportunities for library advancement during a period of collection schizophrenia. Journal of Library Administration, 28(1), 3-17.

Neal, J. G. (1999). The entrepreneurial imperative: advancing from incremental to radical change in the academic library. Retrieved July 1, 2002 from http://www.lib.lsu.edu/committees/schwing/nealms.html.



Neal, J. G., & Steele, P. A. (1993). Empowerment, organization and structure: the experience of the Indiana University Libraries. Journal of Library Administration, 19(3/4), 81-96.

Neely, T. Y. (1999). The impact of electronic publications on promotion and tenure decisions. Retrieved July 2, 2002 from http://www.arl.org/diversity/leading/issue10/tneely.html.

Newman, J. (1998). Academic librarians as scholars: publishing is your moral obligation. College & Research Libraries News, 59(1), 19-20.

Poole, C. E. (2000). Importance of research and publication by community college librarians. College & Research Libraries, 61(6), 486-489.

Raish, M. (2000). Academic librarians offer the crucial human element in online scholarship. Chronicle of Higher Education, 46(33), B4+.

Reichel, M., & Aluri, R. (1994). Performance evaluation: a deadly disease? The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 20(3), 145-155.

Reichel, M., & Mitchell Bede, W. (1999). Publish or perish: a dilemma for academic librarians? College & Research Libraries, 60(3), 232-244.

Riggs, D. E. (1999). Research: value, methods, and publishing. College & Research Libraries, 60(3), 208-209.

Riggs, D. E., & Li, Z. S. (1999). The human implications of technology’s impact on the content of library science journals. Library Trends, 47(4), 788-795.

Saunders, L. (1999). The human element in the virtual library. Library Trends, 47(4), 771-787.

Schuyler, M. (2002). Constant change: the 4-year cycle for software and hardware. Computers in Libraries, 22(3), 46-48.

Shontz, P. K., & Bullington, J. S. (1998). Tips for new librarians. College & Research Libraries News, 59(2), 85-88.

Shulenberger, D. E. (2001). On scholarly evaluation and scholarly communication: increasing the volume of quality work. Retrieved July 2, 2002 from http://www.ala.org/acrl/shulenburger.html.

Singer, R. (1997). What’s in a name? American Libraries, 28(4), 31.


Spang, L., & Kane, W. P. (1997). Who speaks for academic librarians? Status and satisfaction comparisons between unaffiliated and unionized librarians on scholarship and governance issues. College & Research Libraries, 58(5), 446-462.

Stebelman, S., Siggins, J. A., & Nutty, D. J. (1999). Improving library relations with the faculty and university administrators: the role of the faculty outreach librarian. College & Research Libraries, 60(2), 121-130.

Stueart, R. D., & Sullivan, M. (1991). Performance analysis and appraisal: a how-to-do-it manual for librarians. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers.

Swan Hill, J. (1994). Wearing our own clothes: librarians as faculty. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 20(2), 71-76.

Tenopir, C., & Ennis, L. (1998). The impact of digital reference on librarians and library users. Online, 22(6), 84+.

Tenopir, C. (1998). Plagued by our own successes. Library Journal, 123(4), 39+.

Thornton, G. A. (2000). Impact of electronic resources on collection development, the roles of librarians, and library consortia. Library Trends, 48(4), 842-856.

Ury, C. J., Meldrem, J. A., & Johnson, C. V. Academic library outreach through faculty partnerships and web-based research aids. Reference Librarian, 67/68, 243+.

Vesper, V., & Kelley, G. (1997). Criteria for promotion and tenure for academic librarians. Chicago: College Library Information Packet Committee, College Libraries Section, Association of College and Research Libraries.

Watson-Boone, R. (2000). Academic librarians as practitioner-researchers. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 26(2), 85-93.

Weaver-Meyers, P. L. (2002). Conflict resolution: a case study about academic librarians and faculty status. College & Research Libraries, 63(1), 25-34.

White, H. S. (1996). Faculty status for academic librarians: the search for the holy grail. Library Journal, 121(19), 39-40.

Wilkerson, L. M. (2001). Notes from a not so ‘humble’ observer. Library Journal, 126(12), 60.

Williams, M. (2001). A mile in my shoes. Book Report, 20(2), 34+.


Woodsworth, A., & Maylone, T. (1993). Reinvesting in the information job family: context, changes, new jobs, and models for evaluation and compensation. Boulder: CAUSE.

Woodsworth, A. (1998). Learning for a lifetime: librarians sustaining technological competency, Library Journal, 123(1), 62-63.

Wordsworth, A. (1996). The dean’s list. Library Journal, 121(17), 41.