[Libs-Or] [Fwd: [APACOUN ] 2009 Librarian Salary Survey available for purchase in print and in database]

Suzanne Sager bvss at pdx.edu
Tue Jul 7 12:51:58 PDT 2009


Suzanne L. Sager
ALA Oregon Chapter Councilor

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Subject: 	[APACOUN ] 2009 Librarian Salary Survey available for purchase 
in print and in database
Date: 	Tue, 7 Jul 2009 15:24:33 -0400
From: 	Jenifer Grady <jgrady at ala.org>
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For Immediate Release                                               
Jenifer Grady
June 29, 
jgrady at ala.org <mailto:jgrady at ala.org>

    /Librarian Salary Survey/* reports mean librarian salary $58,860,
    median $54,500 in 2009*

CHICAGO - Results from the 2009 edition of the "/ALA-APA Salary Survey: 
Librarian - Public and Academic/" are available in two ways -- 
immediately for subscribers to the /ALA-APA Library Salary Database 
<http://www.ala.org/cfapps/salarysurvey/salarysurveyform/form.cfm>/ and 
in print from the American Library Association (ALA) online store 
<http://www.alastore.ala.org/>. Analysis of data from more than 1,179 
public and academic libraries showed the mean salary for librarians with 
ALA-accredited master's degrees reported decreased less than 1 percent 
from 2008, down $100 to $58,860.  The median ALA MLS salary was $54,500, 
2 percent higher than in 2008, and salaries ranged from $22,000 to 
$256,800.  ALA-APA thanks all the library staff who completed the survey 
on behalf of their institutions and state data coordinators and ALA 
state chapter Councilors who alerted libraries.

Published by the American Library Association-Allied Professional 
Association (ALA-APA) in cooperation with the ALA Office for Research 
and Statistics, the survey shows aggregated data from more than 17,018 
(a 5 percent increase over 2008) individual salaries of ALA MLS 
librarians. The six librarian positions are directors/deans, 
associate/assistant directors, department heads, managers of support 
staff, librarians who do not supervise and beginning librarians.  

The 2009 response rate of libraries participating was 33 percent, an 
improvement of four points over 2008.  Almost 3,600 libraries were in 
the sample asked to respond.   Responding libraries this year received a 
30-day subscription to the "/Library Salary Database/" and a 25-percent 
discount off the print edition.  The "/Library Salary Database/" 
includes data from 2006 to the present for more than 60 librarian and 
non-MLS positions, which can be searched by state, eight library types 
and four regions.  The survey gives national-level mean and quartile 
data. The printed reports include analysis of salary trends and an 
extensive appendix of other sources of compensation data within and 
outside of the library profession.

The "/Librarian Salary Survey/" continues more than 25 years of 
collecting and reporting salary data for six positions requiring an 
ALA-accredited master's degree in library science.  The survey was 
completed with consultation from Denise M. Davis, director of the ALA 
Office for Research and Statistics and conducted by The Management 
Association of Illinois.

Libraries may purchase the "/ALA-APA Salary Survey: Librarian - Public 
and Academic" //from the ALA Store at $81/ for ALA members/$90 for 
non-members.  Database users may subscribe online at 
Print purchasers may order through the ALA Store at 

The American Library Association-Allied Professional Association: the 
Organization for the Advancement of Library Employees is a service 
organization to the American Library Association and has as one of its 
missions supporting salary improvement initiatives for library workers. 
Please contact the ALA-APA Office at (800) 545-2433, ext. 2424 or 
jgrady at ala.org <mailto:jgrady at ala.org>with questions or comments.




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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), 312-280-5297 (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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Suzanne L. Sager
Library East, Cataloging
Portland State University

sagers at pdx.edu

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