ERIC Number: ED060915
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Feb
Reference Count: 0
How Well Are They Paid? Compensation Structures of Professional Librarians in College and University Libraries, 1970-71; The Second Survey.
Cameron, Donald F.; Heim, Peggy
Tables and analysis of compensation figures for academic librarians during the 1970-71 academic year are presented. The objectives of this survey were: to investigate the staff structure and compensation levels of professional librarians in college and university libraries; to explore some relatively new routes for possible advancement - such as the positions of bibliographer, collection builder, curater and other specialists; and to provide the basis for continuation of salary studies if such action seemed warranted. The rates of salary increase obtained by librarians from 1969-70 to 1970-71 appear to be about equal to or somewhat lower than those reported for a comparably ranked faculty. The small number of librarians in highly paid positions offers little attraction to competent individuals not interested in an administrative career. Suggestions for ways to upgrading the profession include: (1) development of a new administrative trainee track to provide instruction in techniques needed for future libraries, (2) creation of a specialist classification outside the administrative hierarchy and (3) upgrading the professional image. (Author/NH)
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Authoring Institution: Council on Library Resources, Inc., Washington, DC.
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