[Libs-Or] [Fwd: [APACOUN ] ALA Salary Survey Invitations Sent to Public and Academic Libraries]

Suzanne Sager bvss at pdx.edu
Fri Feb 6 08:30:18 PST 2009

If you receive this survey, please take the time to fill it out.

Suzanne L. Sager
ALA Oregon Chapter Councilor

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	[APACOUN ] ALA Salary Survey Invitations Sent to Public and 
Academic Libraries
Date: 	Fri, 6 Feb 2009 10:37:27 -0500
From: 	Jenifer Grady <jgrady at ala.org>
To: 	<apacoun at ala-apa.org>

Councilors, please forward this message as appropriate.  State chapter 
leaders have been sent lists of public and academic libraries invited to 
participate.  Thank you for your help.


    Libraries nationwide receiving ALA-APA Library Salary Survey Invitation

CHICAGO -- Library directors and human Resources staff, check your 
mail.  Almost 4,000 public and academic libraries are being asked to 
participate in the 2009 ALA-APA /Librarian Salary Survey/.  This year, 
the survey asks for salary data for six librarian titles.  The deadline 
is Friday, Feb. 27, for completing the web-based survey.  Survey letters 
with instructions are addressed to the attention of the library director 
or human resources manager and are in envelopes with the ALA logo. 

In order to thank participants, all responding institutions that provide 
contact information will be given 30-day access to the ALA-APA /Library 
Salary Database/ --
http://cs.ala.org/websurvey/salarysurvey/login/login.cfm - as well as a 
discount on the printed survey.  The public and academic libraries 
receiving the letter are part of a scientifically selected sample, 
chosen to reflect the variety of sizes of libraries as well as to ensure 
that the sample will be statistically significant for state salary data 
reporting.  It is very important that all who are asked to participate 
respond so that the surveys provide the highest quality information to 
managers who set and benchmark salaries and for librarians who are in 
the process of evaluating their career prospects. 

ALA has collected and published salary information on librarians with 
ALA-accredited master's degrees since 1982.  ALA-APA continues to 
consult with the ALA Office for Research and Statistics to conduct the 
survey, which reports data for five public library sizes and three 
academic library types by region and state.   This year's supplemental 
questions ask about the impact of the economy on library services and 

If you have any questions, please contact the ALA-APA Office at 
800-545-2433, ext.2424 or e-mail jgrady at ala.org <mailto:jgrady at ala.org>.

ALA-APA: the Organization for the Advancement of Library Employees is a 
service organization to the American Library Association and the library 
community.  It has two missions: providing certification in 
specializations of librarianship and advocacy for salary improvement 




Get REAL SALARY DATA with the Library Salary Database -





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Jenifer Grady, MSLS, MBA, CAE - jgrady at ala.org <mailto:jgrady at ala.org>

Director, American Library Association-Allied Professional Association 

50 East Huron, Chicago, IL 60611

312-280-2424 (o), 312-280-5013 (f)


ALA-APA advocates for improving the Salaries and Status of Library Employees

Have you contributed to ALA-APA this year? 


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