The Academic Law Libraries SIS Working Group
on Continuing Status/Tenure held a roundtable on Tuesday, July 17, 2001. Approximately
ten people attended and participated in the roundtable.
We began by discussing the background of the working group and the survey conducted
by Stephanie Marshall last year. Copies of the Chair's report from last year's
Roundtable and Stephanie's website pages were handed out. After a general discussion
of issues concerning continuing status, tenure, and benefits, Robert Hu, from
Texas Tech School of Law, brought up the survey the librarians there plan to
distribute within the near future on these issues. We made several suggestions
to Robert concerning how to improve the chances of getting a sufficient response
to the survey. He agreed to e-mail the attendees his latest draft of the survey
for our comments. We agreed to wait to put any statistics up until Robert's
survey is completed.
We also discussed putting up links to policy guidelines on continuing status
or tenure from different schools, as well as Stephanie's other material, on
the ALL-SIS site. Finally, we agreed that Leah Sandwell-Weiss would propose
a program on the topic for next year's Convention, using Robert's survey and
other attendees as potential speakers.
I invite anyone else who is interested in this topic to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information or to join this working group.
Submitted by Leah Sandwell-Weiss, Reference Librarian, Law Library, James E.
Rogers College of Law.