Don’t Let Me Go: The Rigors of Retention (H6)

Date/Time: Tuesday, July 18, 2017: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Coordinator/Moderator: Ajaye Bloomstone, Louisiana State University
Speakers: Susan Phillips, Texas A&M University School of Law; Patricia Roncevich, University of Pittsburgh- Barco Law Library; Travis Williams, Louisiana State University

Track: Library Management

As time goes on, the concept of academic tenure/long-term retention has evolved. Requirements for permanent retention vary widely between institutions and cannot easily be changed, leaving junior members mystified by the process. This program will explore how law libraries prepare and guide junior staff members through reappointment, promotion, and retention. Panelists at all stages of the retention process will share their decisions on activities toward progression and what senior academic law librarians have done to mentor their junior colleagues. Audience polls will identify differences in retention practices across institutions, while facilitating networking opportunities for those in similar situations. This program is sponsored by the ALL-SIS.

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