This article discusses the requirements and benefits of faculty status to CUNY academic librarians. Union contractual research leaves have provided time in fulfilling scholarly expectations and in promoting professional development for library faculty. How librarians have taken advantage of these leaves and how chief librarians have perceived the effects of these leaves on library operations are reviewed.
Munch, Janet Butler. “Librarians with Faculty Status: Reassignment Leaves in the Libraries at The City University of New York (CUNY) as a Vehicle of Professional Development.” Urban Library Journal 12, 1 (Spring, 2002), 32-48.