The continued high quality of Miami University Libraries depends primarily on the high caliber of its librarians. One of the primary means the University employs to ensure this quality is the judicious use of continuing contract for librarians. Continuing contract represents a long-term financial commitment by the University. Given that librarians are committed to the concepts of academic freedom and freedom of information, they recognize that such freedoms are accompanied by responsibilities that are attached to all aspects of their professional conduct. Continuing contract helps to assure academic freedom and the freedom for a librarian to provide information. A continuing contract is for the position of librarian and does not assure any specific assignment within the Libraries.