[Air-L] Rethinking Promotion and Tenure Criteria in the Digital Age

gonzalez at ischool.utexas.edu gonzalez at ischool.utexas.edu
Sat Mar 28 14:46:52 PDT 2009

And just what do you mean by "library-centric scholars" and "actual  
librarians" ?

Please forgive me for bursting your stereotype, but we--librarians and  
LIS faculty--face the same brick walls of institutional rejection of  
our creative works, community and digital projects in consideration  
for tenure and promotion.

If you look closely, you will see that resistance to expansive  
scholarship lies elsewhere.

Maria E. Gonzalez, PhD
Assistant Professor
Library and Information Science Program
Wayne Sate University
eb9414 at wayne.edu
gonzalez at ischool.utexas.edu

> A task force is preparing a document for the Faculty Senate at UMass Amherst
> on scholarship in the digital age. We talk about lots of vexing issues with
> respect to old and new or emerging reward structures, the economics of
> publishing, etc. Most of the members are library-centric scholars, or actual
> librarians.
> I find myself tasked with drafting the section on promotion and review
> considerations. In particular, I have been asked to show some examples where
> universities, schools, colleges or specific departments have found new types
> of scholarly artifacts worthy of recognition. If you know of an example
> where the traditional consideration of books and articles in top tier
> journals is being augmented with other types of uniquely digital
> contributions, please let me know directly.
> I will share the results of this survey with the list when it is complete.
> Many thanks,
> ~Stu
> --
> Dr. Stuart W. Shulman
> Assistant Professor
> Department of Political Science
> University of Massachusetts Amherst
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> http://people.umass.edu/stu/
> stu at polsci.umass.edu
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> Editor, Journal of Information Technology and Politics
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> Director, QDAP-UMass
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> Associate Director, National Center for Digital Government
> http://www.umass.edu/digitalcenter/
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