To honor Andrew Turyn, I propose using $500,000 of the gift he left the Library to establish the Andrew Turyn Endowed Professorship, a Library-wide professorship that would be awarded to a full professor of Library Administration for a 5-year term, after which it would be awarded to another full professor of Library Administration.
Criteria: The holder of the Andrew Turyn Professorship will be selected according to the principles enumerated in Provost’s Communication No. 6: Named Faculty Appointments. The Turyn Endowed Professorship is reserved for appointees who are among the most talented and accomplished of the Library’s faculty. All full professors of Library Administration will be eligible for consideration. The Executive Committee will determine more specific criteria.
Term: The Turyn Professorship will be awarded for a five-year term. Terms will not be renewable.
Finances: Using the campus-wide criteria for chairs awarded to a person already on the faculty, the income will be applied in thirds, with one third used to provide a salary increment to the appointee, a second third used to provide an allowance, and the final third used to relieve a portion of the appointee’s existing salary. (Note, the current total annual payout would be $22,500.)
Process: The Executive Committee will be responsible for developing the appointment process and for making a recommendation for an appointee to the University Librarian, who will make a recommendation to the Provost.