Tales from the Tenure Track

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May 2015


New tenure-track librarians have a lot on their plates. Seasoned colleagues and mentors offer helpful knowledge and guidance. However, the pressures and demands faced by new librarians may be better understood by their newly hired peers. Four new-ish librarians discuss strategies which help them with balancing self-promotion and self-preservation, navigating the political landscape at work, developing instructional expertise, connecting with faculty, and leveraging non-academic work experience.