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Compliance Certification Report
Comprehensive Standards 3.8.3


Last Updated August 13, 2004
(static edition)


Comprehensive Standards 3.8.3:

The institution provides a sufficient number of qualified staff—with appropriate education or experiences in library and/or other learning/information resources—to accomplish the mission of the institution.

The Institution Certifies Compliance: Yes

Compliance report completed by: Audit Team 6

Statement of Rationale for Judgment of Compliance:

The University of Memphis accepts the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Statement on the Terminal Professional Degree for Academic Librarians as its defining standard. The ACRL states that the master’s degree in library/information science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) is the appropriate professional degree for academic librarians. [1] The University Libraries’ Faculty Tenure and Promotion Guidelines [2] further elaborate the requirements for appointment to a faculty position within the University of Memphis Libraries.

The University Libraries and the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Library have 24 librarians with faculty status, nine administrative/professional employees, and approximately 80 support staff.

All professional librarians with faculty status at the university are required to hold a master’s degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution; an additional graduate degree in a subject field is required to reach the rank of associate or full professor. [3]

Support staff members in the University Libraries and the Law Library have varied education and qualifications dependent on areas of responsibility. Requirements are delineated in specific job descriptions. [4]

The Information Technology Division (ITD) is led by the Vice President for Information Technology and CIO. The current CIO holds a Ph.D. and was previously an executive with Gartner, one of the leading firms providing strategic information for technology. The Associate Vice President holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics and has more than thirty years experience in the information technology industry. [5]

In addition, the programmers, analysts, database administrators, and others in ITD have all been carefully selected for their talents and experience. All staff members satisfy at least the minimum qualifications for their position, [4] and a range of skill sets are represented among the division's approximately 90 employees. [6]


Relevant Organizational Unit(s):

Dean of Libraries; Vice President for Information Technology; Dean of the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law


Supporting Documentation and Evidence:

[1] Association of College and Research Libraries Statement on the Terminal Professional Degree for Academic Libraries
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[2] UofM Tenure and Promotion Guidelines - University Libraries
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[3] UofM Librarians with Faculty Status, Qualifications
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[4] Job Descriptions

Hourly Paid Positions

Monthly Paid Positions

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[5] Curricula Vitarum, ITD Leadership:

Vice President for Information Technology/Chief Information Officer

Associate Vice President for Information Technology

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[6] Skill Inventory, ITD Staff
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