ALA organizational and corporate members now have access to ALA-APA Library Salary Database

For Immediate Release
Tue, 05/24/2011

Contact:

John Chrastka

CHICAGO - ALA organizational and corporate members now have instant access to the most comprehensive and accurate source for library employee salary information from trusted sources -- the American Library Association Office for Research and Statistics and ALA-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA). The Library Salary Database is available online and features salary information from the most recently published "ALA-APA Library Salary Surveys" of more than 65 librarian and non-MLS positions in academic and public libraries.  Users, who access the database with the institutional ALA ID and password, may search for salary information by position, library type, state and/or region. 

“Now staff in ALA member institutions can easily find salary information that can assist with budget presentations, performance reviews, professional research and salary comparisons with similar institutions,” ALA Executive Director Keith Michael Fiels said.

The Library Salary Database includes data from 2006 to the present, which can be searched by state, four regions and five population sizes for public libraries and three types of academic libraries.  The database also gives national-level mean and quartile data.

The ALA institutional member staff contacts will be sent a reminder annually about the database and when new data is uploaded.

The next edition of the "ALA-APA Salary Survey: Librarian – Public and Academic" will be published in 2012.  The next edition of the "ALA-APA Salary Survey: Non-MLS – Public and Academic" is slated for 2013.

The price for subscribers is $50 for one month.  The annual subscription price for non-ALA members is $250.  To subscribe to the database please visit http://ala-apa.org/files/2010/02/SalarySurveySubscriptionForm.pdf (PDF).   Please visit http://www.ala.org/membership for more information on other member benefits.

For technical and content questions please contact the ALA-APA office at (800) 545-2433, ext. 2424, or jgrady@ala.org.  Contact ALA Member and Customer Service for subscription questions at (800) 545-2433, ext. 5, or membership@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 efforts.  For more information on the ALA-APA please visit www.ala-apa.org.

The mission of the Office for Research and Statistics (ORS) is to provide leadership and expert advice to ALA staff, members, and public on all matters related to research and statistics about libraries, librarians, and other library stuff; represent the Association to federal agencies on these issues; and initiate projects needed to expand the knowledge base of the field through research and the collection of useful statistics. For more information on the ORS please visit www.ala.org/ors.