Librarian Promotion Committees

The Librarian Promotion Committees are a requirement specified in the Regulations Relating to the Employment of Librarian Staff.

Information on the Library Reappointment Committee (LRC) /Library Tenure Committee (LTC)


Information on the University Tenure Committee (UTC) for the Libraries


Information from 2012-2014


From a February 26, 2013 email communication to all librarians from the Daniel Boyer, Chair of the Library Governance Committee: Subject - Appointments to the Library Reappointment & Tenure Committee and the University Tenure Committee for Libraries for 2013-2014.

This procedure is being introduced by the Governance Committee as a transitional measure. An explanation of the envisioned future processes and the transition period will be presented at the February 6th meeting of Library Council.

Library Reappointment & Tenure Committee:
Six members and two alternates
Three-year terms
Terms follow the fiscal year (June 1st–May 31st).
University Tenure Committee:
The Dean of Libraries, two Library members, and one alternate [1]
Two-year terms
Terms follow the fiscal year (June 1st–May 31st).

Process:

We are moving to a process whereby each year two returning members step down and two new members are added. The goal is to ensure there will always be four experienced colleagues on the Committee. Currently there are four returning members on the committee.[2] For 2013-2014, a slate of two candidates will be proposed by the Governance Committee to ensure representativeness of the McGill Librarian cohort. Additionally there will be a call for the nomination of other candidates at the February 6th meeting of Library Council.

 

2013 - 2014

Library Reappointment Committee Members (2013-2014)
Jane Aitkens
Valerie Fortin
Valerie Mayman
Lonnie Weatherby
Sara Holder (three years)
Brian McMillan, Chair (three years)
Chris Lyons (alternate)
Anne Marie Holland (alternate)
Library Tenure Committee Members (2013-2014)
Jane Aitkens
Valerie Fortin
Valerie Mayman
Lonnie Weatherby
Sara Holder (three years)
Brian McMillan, Chair (three years)
Chris Lyons (alternate)
Anne Marie Holland (alternate)
University Tenure Committee (2013-2014)
Dean of Libraries, Chair
Daniel Boyer (one year)
Susan Murray (two years)
Christine Oliver (two years)
Promotion to Librarian Committee Members (2013-2014)
To be determined

 

2012-2013

From a March 7, 2012 email communication to all librarians from the Dean, subject line: Membership of Reappointment and Tenure Committees

We have a sizable cohort of individuals who will be reviewed this year for reappointment and tenure. It is a common practice in the faculties to have both reappointment and tenure reviews performed by the same group of people. For continuity's sake this is a very good practice. Individuals are then viewed consistently by the same individuals and on the same terms throughout the tenure probationary period. For this reason, to expedite the process for review and to have individuals serve in reappointment and tenure reviews who have the most immediate experience, for this year only, the Reappointment and Tenure Committee will consist of those members from the previous standing Reappointment and Library Tenure Committees combined (who are still on staff). (...)

(...) Therefore the Committee above is constituted for this year only, and a new committee will be formed in time for next year’s reappointment and tenure reviews after we have discussed, documented and implemented our collegial process in Library Council. (Colleen Cook)

 

Library Reappointment Committee

The Library Reappointment Committee considers all Assistant librarians on tenure track appointments who are coming to the end of their definite term appointment. This committee makes recommendations to the Dean or Director of Libraries.

The Committee consists of a Chair, four elected librarians with staggered, renewable terms of two years, and two alternates. The chair is selected according to the "Process for choosing a chair of the Library Tenure Committee."

Criteria for eligibility
All tenured librarians (excepting the Dean or Director of Libraries).

Library Reappointment Committee Members (2012-2013)
Jane Aitkens
Valerie Fortin
Valerie Mayman
Susan Murray
Louisa Piatti (Chair)
Louise Robertson
Carole Urbain
Lonnie Weatherby
Chris Lyons (alternate)
Anne Marie Holland (alternate)

Library Tenure Committee

The Library Tenure Committee considers all applications for promotion to Associate Librarian with tenure, grants of tenure to Associate or Full Librarians, and initial rankings at the level of Associate Librarian. This committee makes recommendations to the University Tenure Committee for the Libraries, or in the case of new appointments, to the University Tenure Committee for Recruitment.

The Committee consists of a Chair, four elected librarians with staggered, renewable terms of two years, and two alternates. The chair is selected according to the "Process for choosing a chair of the Library Tenure Committee."

Criteria for eligibility
All tenured librarians (excepting the Dean of Libraries) who are not members of, or candidates for, the University Tenure Committee for the Libraries are eligible for election.

Library Tenure Committee Members (2012-2013)
Jane Aitkens
Valerie Fortin
Valerie Mayman
Susan Murray
Louisa Piatti (Chair)
Louise Robertson
Carole Urbain
Lonnie Weatherby
Chris Lyons (alternate)
Anne Marie Holland (alternate)

Promotion to Librarian Committee

The Promotion to Librarian Committee considers all applications for promotion to the rank of full librarian, and initial rankings at the level of full librarian. This committee makes recommendations to the Dean of Libraries regarding the establishing of a Statutory Selection Committee.

The Committee consists of four elected librarians with staggered, renewable terms of two years, and one alternate. The committee selects its chair from among its members.

Criteria for eligibility
All tenured full librarians (excepting the Dean or Director of Libraries) are eligible for election.

Promotion to Librarian Committee Members (2012-13)
To be determined