Salary Survey Reflects Changes

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The 2005 ALA Survey of Librarian Salaries is now available with three significant changes designed to help managers and librarians in academic and public libraries.

The new report, now published by the ALA-APA and ALA's ORS, includes survey data from small libraries; an increase in the respondent pool, which was tripled to capture state-level data; and removal of annualized salary information.

It includes salary data from public libraries serving populations at or above 5,000. Previous surveys collected data from medium-sized public libraries serving populations at or above 25,000. Academic libraries are categorized as two-year and four-year colleges, and universities. The survey also adds state-level data reporting, as well as information from four geographic regions of the United States. Salaries of librarians who work nine-11 months per year are not annualized in the 2005 survey.

An analysis of salary trends and further reports on noteworthy results by ORS Director Denise Davis are included in this issue (see p. 72) and are also posted online at www. …