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Smathers Libraries Career Development Handbook

II. C. 3. Third Criterion:  Service to the Library, the University, the State, and the Profession.

Standard: Distinction must be attained in either the second criterion or the third criterion. If distinction is attained in the third criterion and not the second criterion, performance in the second criterion must be strong, but not necessarily distinguished.

The Tenure and Promotion Committee will look for evidence of a nominee’s strong service orientation to the Library, the University and the profession. Among the considerations are the following:

  1. Service to the Library.
    • specific examples that the nominee has provided leadership and significant service to the Library through participation and contributions to committees or task forces, with particular emphasis being given to major library-wide committees and service in a leadership capacity.
    • specific examples that the nominee has contributed to the achievement of the Library’s mission by providing major constructive suggestions and criticisms of a library-wide nature that have resulted in improvements in library operations
  • Service to the University.
    • specific examples that the nominee has provided substantive service to the University through participation on university-wide committees, college or academic departmental programs and endeavors, task forces, senates, or research teams, or through the planning of university programs and initiatives.
    • specific examples that the nominee has developed and/or taught a relevant credit course or components of such a course
  • Service to the State University Libraries.
    • specific examples that the nominee has provided substantive service to the State University Libraries through participation on SUL-wide committees and task forces, or research teams, or through planning SUL-wide university programs
  • Service to the Profession.
    • specific examples that the nominee has made a substantial contribution to the work of a relevant professional organization (e.g. holding major elected or appointed office, planning programs, serving on committees, task forces, or panels).
    • specific examples that the nominee has provided successful formal consultations, workshops, or presentations outside the university appropriate to his/her assignments

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