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The Library and Institutional Success

The Chronicle and Ithaka S+R are partnering to provide library leaders a professional development program tailored to their unique challenges and goals. This two-week virtual program is designed to empower participants to develop their leadership skills and drive institutional success through virtual seminars on topics of broad national importance to librarians and their institutions, as well as workshops on the topics most pressing for the campus library that will provide a collaborative space to assess progress on library initiatives and create plans for future success.

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Free Advice Guide

  • New Semester

    How to Teach a Good First Day of Class

    The first day of class is crucial both for your students and for you. This guide will help you make opening day as effective as possible.

Faculty Resources

  • Week One on the New Job

    What to do, and what not to do.
  • On the Teaching Tenure Track

    What to know about becoming a “teaching professor,” an increasingly common faculty position at large universities.
  • Becoming Full Professor While Black

    A black woman’s recent promotion to the top faculty rank happened, she writes, “not because times have changed, but because I beat the odds.”

Administrative and Staff Resources

Authors to follow

  • Denise K. Magner

    Denise K. Magner is senior editor of The Chronicle’s advice section, which features articles written by academics for academics on faculty and administrative career issues.
  • Jennifer S. Furlong

    Jennifer S. Furlong is director of the office of career planning and professional development at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Most recently, she served as co-president of the Career Services Association of CUNY and as mid-Atlantic regional director of the Graduate Career Consortium.
  • Allison M. Vaillancourt

    Allison M. Vaillancourt provides organizational consulting services as a vice president and senior consultant in Segal’s organizational effectiveness practice. Prior to joining Segal, she spent three decades as an administrator and faculty member at large public research universities. Browse her previous columns in the Management Corner series on administrative-career issues. She is on Twitter @VaillancourtA.
  • Stacy M. Hartman

    Stacy M. Hartman is an independent researcher, facilitator, and consultant. Formerly the director of the PublicsLab at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, she is co-editor of Graduate Education for a Thriving Humanities Ecosystem, published in November 2023 by the Modern Language Association. More information about her work can be found at
  • David D. Perlmutter

    David D. Perlmutter is a professor in the College of Media & Communication at Texas Tech University. He stepped down as dean of the college in 2023 after holding the position since 2013. He writes the Admin 101 column for The Chronicle.