After two years of study, librarians at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library will change their status from University staff to library faculty. Library Director Lynn Sutton consulted with the University Senate, Wake Forest College faculty, Dean’s Council, Cabinet, and Academic Committee of the Board of Trustees in the effort to give librarians a share of academic peer governance. Beginning July 1, 2009, librarians will be assigned to one of four library faculty ranks: Assistant Librarian, Associate Librarian, Librarian or Senior Librarian. Provost Jill Tiefenthaler said, “Faculty status will help position the library to better meet the University’s strategic priorities.”