For immediate release | August 15, 2011

ALA issues RFP for national salary surveys

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) seeks proposals to conduct a national Web-based salary survey for the 2012 edition of the ALA-APA Salary Survey: Librarian – Public and Academic. The survey is sent to directors and human resources staff in a random sample of both public and academic libraries.

The contractor will be responsible for distributing the survey to the sample in early 2012, collecting and analyzing the data and preparing the data for print and database use. The project is considered “work for hire,” and ALA will have sole ownership of all work products.

The RFP for the Salary Survey can be downloaded in PDF format from Responses are required by Sept. 15, 2011.

Additional information about the previous Librarian salary surveys is available at

Questions regarding the proposal should be addressed to Cathleen Bourdon, or (800) 545-2433, ext. 3217.


Cathleen J. Bourdon