Appointment to the rank of Assistant Librarian demands that the candidate meet the requirements of a professional librarian. This rank designates the beginning level of librarianship assigned to individuals who may have little or no professional experience in academic or research librarianship.
Assistant Librarians must serve a probationary period at Miami University. The probationary period is such that a person may be considered for promotion and continuing contract only once, with consideration occurring in the sixth year of qualifying service.
An Assistant Librarian may be accorded up to two years of experience at a comparable research or academic library toward the probationary period (Section III.A). Service in a part-time position does not apply. An Assistant Librarian who is not promoted and granted continuing contract by the end of the sixth probationary year of full-time employment will receive a terminal appointment.