Document Type


Medical Subject Headings

Career Mobility; Libraries, Medical; Library Administration; Staff Development; Lamar Soutter Library; University of Massachusetts Medical School


Human Resources Management | Information and Library Science | Library and Information Science


This article describes a unique career ladder model for library support staff. Major components include a promotion in place opportunity based on specified achievement levels, competencies, cross training, and measurable evaluation. The authors discuss the background, development, and program description of the career ladder model.

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This is the authors' version of the work. The definitive version was published in The Journal of Academic Librarianship, Volume 35, Issue 5, September 2009, Pages 475-481. Link to article on publisher's website


career ladder, support staff, promotion, management