Library Faculty Promotion and Tenure Committee

Advises the Library Chair or Dean, as appropriate, on all appointments at a rank of Associate Librarian or higher or with probationary periods of two years or less, and all tenure, and promotion decisions.


The LFPTC shall consist of three tenured faculty members of the Library Faculty, plus an alternate. The terms of office shall be three years for the elected members of the LFPTC, on a rotating basis, and one-year for the alternate. The alternate shall be the immediate past member of the LFPTC. An alternate serves when one of the LFPTC members is up for promotion or when a member must be absent for a specific review. When there are not enough Full Librarians to review candidates for promotion to Full Librarian, additional Full Librarians will be elected to the LFPTC.

Committee members shall be elected by a secret ballot in the spring of each year with service beginning immediately thereafter. Committee members shall not succeed themselves but may be elected to serve any number of times. A member becomes chair for a year in the second year of service on the Committee.