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Maternity & Paternity Policies Available to Academic Librarians-Connell/ C&RL

Sharing an important & recent article by Ruth Sara Connell in the May 2013 issue of College & Research Libraries C & RL --available online for all interested  ---KW 

"Maternity and Paternity Policies Available to Academic Librarians" 

by Ruth Sara Connell / Associate Professor of Library Services & Electronic Services Librarian Valparaiso University      

Please see the article pp. 262 - 271 / May 2013 issue  College & Research Libraries v. 74 (3)




"This study examines how frequently parental leave and other related childcare policies are available to academic librarians across the United States. It also looks at the relationships between policies offered and types of academic libraries that offer those policies. The author surveyed administrators at academic libraries serving baccalaureate, master's and research institutions and discovered that benefits available to academic librarians are not as generous as those available to faculty, and that tenured and tenure-track librarians fare better than counterparts who are not eligible for tenure."  

from --Ruth Sara Connell, "Maternity and Paternity Policies Available to Academic Librarians" in College & Research Libraries , May 2013 issue  pp. 262-271  Abstract

Please read this complete article available online from C & RL  -- ACRL division of ALA publication

Best regards, Karen Weaver / Member, ALA COSWL  


Karen Weaver, MLS

Digital Projects Assistant/Library Systems, Duquesne University, Gumberg Library

600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh PA 15282  weaverk@duq.edu / Preferred: melvil4u@gmail.com

Adjunct Faculty, Wayne State University, SLIS, Detroit MI  karen.weaver@wayne.edu

Member, ALA COSWL Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship