Librarian Faculty Athletics Representative: Pros and Cons

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  • Emmett Lombard Gannon University

Keywords:

Library Image, Librarian Role, Athletics, ACRL Standards, Faculty Status

Abstract

NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR) is important position at NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) affiliate schools, but few Librarians are assigned.  This article considers if such appointment is good for institution, Library, and/or Librarian.  Although no other publication specifically addresses this topic, it is important for several reasons, including: Library image, academic integrity, educational leadership, and student well-being.

ACRL (Association of College & Research Libraries) standards for Librarians are aligned with FARA’s (Faculty Athletic Representative Association) “Statement of the Role of the Faculty Athletics Representative” to analyze how compatible the standards are in satisfying the roles; additionally, three Librarian FARs are interviewed.

Author Biography

Emmett Lombard, Gannon University

Emmett Lombard works at Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania.  He is Outreach Librarian who earned Full Professor rank.

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2015-08-07

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