Librarian Governance Documents

Librarians in the Iowa State University Library hold either faculty rank or academic librarian rank. Faculty librarians go through the university’s promotion and tenure process. Academic librarians have a separate evaluation process for advancement. Governance documents for both types of appointments appear here. New librarians are being hired as academic rank librarians.

Library Governance

The academic life of faculty librarians is governed by the ISU Faculty Handbook with regard to evaluation and promotion. Committees related to promotion and tenure and post-tenure reviews are organized through the Library Dean’s Office. Other areas of librarian governance are governed by the Librarian Assembly whose constitution and bylaws are included below.

Current Faculty Governance Documents

Current Academic Librarian Documents

Library Organizational Structure