Comparative Study of Chinese and American Senior Professional Title Evaluation in the Library Sector
Abstract Comparing the conditions and procedures of senior professional title evaluation for librarians in China and America, this paper points out that China's title evaluation fills with the defects like having no an unified standard, paying more attention to the academic research and record of formal schooling and less attention to the works and personal ability, blurry process, tenure systems and quota restrictions, while America makes the strict provisions on the conditions and procedures. Learning from the American experience, China should scientifically quantify the evaluation conditions, reduce man-made factors, strengthen the annual examination, cancel the quota limit, abolish the tenure system and establish a diversified title appraisal system to accelerate the originally goal of title appraisal that motivates all the talents.
Keywords Librarian. Professional title. Professional title evaluation.