The process for promotion for Librarians is similar to the process for other Instructional NTTF, with the exception that promotion to associate librarian is an "up-or-out" decision, both in that Librarians have to go up for promotion in their sixth year and in that failure to achieve promotion results in termination of employment.
Librarians must undergo review for promotion to associate librarian in their sixth year. If promotion is denied, the Librarian will receive a two-year contract, and must come up for promotion again in the second year. If promotion is denied a second time, the Librarian will receive a one-year terminal appointment. Promotion from associate librarian to senior librarian is elective.