ERIC Number: ED245680
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May
Reference Count: 0
Illinois Library Statistical Report No. 13.
Wallace, Danny P.; And Others
The main article in this issue is a report on "Salaries and Expenditures of Illinois Special Libraries, 1983," based on 366 usable responses to a mail questionnaire. Data on 14 variables (including 4 aspects of salaries) are cross-analyzed by 6 factors: geographical area, person to whom head librarian reports, sex of head librarian, size of primary clientele, medical/nonmedical library, and for-profit/not-for-profit status of organization. The results of the study indicate that expenditures and head librarians' salaries are: (1) greater for libraries in the Chicago area than for libraries elsewhere in the state; (2) greater for libraries serving larger clienteles than for those serving smaller clienteles; (3) greater for nonmedical libraries than for medical libraries; (4) greater for libraries serving profit-seeking organizations than for those in not-for-profit organizations; and (5) greater for libraries with male head librarians than for libraries with female head librarians. Additionally, older head librarians earn greater salaries than younger head librarians. Other shorter articles deal with the turnover of head librarians in Illinois public libraries in 1982/83, the hours of opening of Illinois public libraries in October 1982, and effort vs. ability to pay for local public library service in Illinois. (Author/DMC)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Library, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Library Research Center.
Note: Portions may be marginally legible.