ERIC Number: ED329262
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Dec
State Agency Libraries of Texas. 1988 Salary Survey and Librarian Classification Study. Volume I: Report [and] Volume II: Appendices.
State Agency Libraries of Texas.
In 1988, the State Agency Libraries of Texas (SALT) surveyed state agency librarians to review the classification of librarians within the state classification plan and to compare librarians with similar professionals in state government. Findings indicate that, while the most frequently occurring salary group for other professional titles with tasks comparable to those of librarians is salary group 17, the most frequently occurring salary level for librarians is salary group 13. A comparison of library tasks performed by other professionals shows that a majority of those similar tasks are in job descriptions from salary groups 17 and 18. Furthermore, entry level for other professional positions or those that require a graduate degree is salary group 17. It is concluded that librarians are underclassified in comparison with similar positions in state government when tasks are analyzed. It is recommended that job descriptions be established at higher salary group levels and that library classifications be reallocated to compare equitably with similar professional positions. The first volume of the report features 11 tables, describes the survey methodology and results, compares job tasks, and presents conclusions and recommendations. The second volume contains six appendices: (1) job descriptions used for comparisons; (2) job descriptions used for librarians; (3) proposed new job descriptions; (4) the survey instrument; (5) ranking tables for job duties as well as the knowledge and skills of librarians in state government; and (6) comparison tables for job tasks. (Author/SD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Agency Libraries of Texas.
Note: A product of the SALT Task Force on Classification.