The opportunity costs of faculty status for academic librarians

Bruce R. Kingma, Gillian M. McCombs

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Faculty status for academic librarians is a topic which has consumed the attention of the profession for the last forty years. Very little of the discussion has focused on the costs this status imposes on the institution. This article attempts to point out and document the economic costs of this model, while at the same time encouraging campus and library managers generally to employ economic principles as a methodology by which to analyze their institutions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)258-264
Number of pages7
JournalCollege and Research Libraries
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences


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