Librarian Evaluation

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Evaluation Schedule for Librarians

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New librarian appointments at the Assistant Librarian rank include a probationary period of four years. During the probationary period these appointments are of a fixed term length, normally one academic year, with no guarantee of reemployment.

Librarians are evaluated annually by the Dean of the Carol Grotnes Belk Library. Librarians housed outside the library are evaluated annually by their supervising Dean. Completed evaluations are reviewed by the office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and submitted to the Office of Human Resources.

Year 1 Possible renewal for an additional year Year 2 Possible renewal for an additional year Year 3 Possible renewal for an additional year Year 4 Year 5...
  • Annual evaluation
  • Annual evaluation
  • Annual evaluation
  • Annual evaluation
  • Continuance review
  • Annual evaluation

Shaded area in the chart above indicates post-probationary status.

Criteria for Librarian Continuance Review

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Professional development in areas of librarianship, professional activity and service will be reviewed.

Librarian Evaluation System

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A review for continuation with the Dean of the Carol Grotnes Belk Library is required after four years of employment. For librarians housed outside the library, review for continuation is performed by their supervising Dean, in consultation with the Dean of the Carol Grotnes Belk Library.

Candidates for continuance are also reviewed by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and the President.

Continuance Decision Review

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The continuance decision review occurs during the fourth year for all librarians. The decision to grant a continuing contract rests with the President. Results are forwarded from the Dean of the Carol Grotnes Belk Library or supervising Dean to the candidate and also are placed in the candidate’s personnel file. Upon a favorable decision, librarians will receive a two-year annually renewable contract. Those candidates not offered continuing appointment may be given a one-year contract with no guarantee of reemployment.

The evaluation system for librarian continuance during the fourth year involves five stages:

Stage 1 involves the creation of a file consisting of material drawn from the faculty personnel file as well as additional information included by the candidate. It is the responsibility of the individual candidate to see that the file is in finished form by September 15 so that Stage 2 may proceed.

Stage 2 involves the evaluation of this file by the Dean of the Carol Grotnes Belk Library.

Stage 3 involves a recommendation on continuance by the Dean of the Carol Grotnes Belk Library to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Stage 4 involves a recommendation on continuance by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs to the President.

Stage 5 involves a decision on continuance by the President of the University.

Considerations Following the Continuance Decision

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Upon a favorable decision, librarians will receive a two-year annually renewable appointment.

Those individuals not offered continuance may remain on a one-year appointment with no guarantee of reemployment.

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