ERIC Number: ED241017
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
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A Comparison of Placement and Salary Statistics of the School of Library and Information Management, Emporia State University with National Figures.
Meder, Marylouise D.
Placement and salary statistics from the School of Library and Information Management at Emporia State University (ESU) in Kansas were compared with national figures for the period 1974 through 1981. National statistics were taken from the "Placement and Salaries" studies of recent graduates of American Library Association (ALA) accredited library programs, which appear annually in the "Bowker Annual of Library and Booktrade Information" and "Library Journal." It was found that (1) the percentage of ESU graduates securing library positions was higher than the national average; (2) Emporia had a higher proportion of male graduates than was true for the nation as a whole; (3) the salaries of new ESU master's degree recipients were lower than the nationwide average but closer to national norms than expected; and (4) ESU placement figures by type of library, with a heavy emphasis on placements in school libraries, did not reflect national trends toward a high proportion of placements in special libraries and other information specialties. The report includes eight tables which present national and ESU statistics on male and female library school graduate placements and the high, low, average, and median salaries of beginning male and female librarians. (Author/ESR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers: Emporia State University KS