Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2001

Abstract

This article argues that librarians should work to adopt domestic partner benefits for employees in unmarried same- and opposite-sex couples given the inequities in compensation manifest in their absence. It provides new information about the domestic partner practices of Tier 1 and Tier 2 institutions based on a spring/fall 2000 telephone survey. The article includes an outline of actions to institute domestic partner benefits in university settings.

Comments

Originally published simultaneously in Journal of Library Administration, Vol. 33, No. 1/2, 2001, pp. 31-44; and: Diversity Now: People, Collections, and Services in Academic Libraries (ed: Teresa Y. Neely, and Kuang-Hwei (Janet) Lee-Smeltzer) The Haworth Information Press, an imprint of The Haworth Press, Inc., 2001, pp. 31-44.

At the time of publication, Polly Thistlethwaite was Coordinator of Instruction and Associate Professor, Colorado State University Libraries, Fort Collins, CO.

 
 

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