Publication Date

April 2009


The article focuses on various issues involving classification status of academic librarians in the U.S. It examines the literature pertinent to academic librarian classification vis-a-vis job satisfaction, sense of worth, and commitment to their profession and educative mission. There is a higher percentage of authors who favor some form of faculty classification for academic librarians. It explores the substantial increase in academic librarians joining the employment pool of many colleges and universities in the country. A brief overview is given on debates and subjects involving how librarians are classified in the traditional academic institution.