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Assessing Technology-based Projects for Promotion and Tenure in ARL Academic Libraries
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  • Karen G. Lawson, Iowa State University
  • Nancy L. Pelzer, Iowa State University
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Little is known about how technology-based projects (computer soft­ ware, articles in electronic journals, Internet-based materials, videotapes and audiotapes) are reviewed for promotion and/or tenure purposes in academic libraries. Reviewers might evaluate projects with traditional criteria or attempt to revise criteria to accommodate computer-related work. To address this issue in more detail, the authors conducted a study to assess how technology-based projects are evaluated in the promo­ tion and/or tenure process for academic librarians in Association of Re­ search Libraries. Survey results show that, while projects, particularly World Wide Web–based materials, are being evaluated in some ARL academic libraries, little has been developed as a core set of measures or assessments for promotion and/or tenure decisions.


Originally published in College and Research Libraries, 60, no. 5 (September 1999): 464–476 by the Association of College and Research Libraries.

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Karen G. Lawson and Nancy L. Pelzer
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July 17, 2012
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Karen G. Lawson and Nancy L. Pelzer. "Assessing Technology-based Projects for Promotion and Tenure in ARL Academic Libraries" (1999)
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