ERIC Number: ED422029
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
The Age Demographics of Academic Librarians: A Profession Apart. A Report Based on Data from the ARL Annual Salary Survey.
Wilder, Stanley J.
This study by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) draws from a variety of data sources, but it is based on two unpublished data sets. These data sets, compiled from ARL's 1990 and 1994 salary surveys, contain basic demographic data, including age, for librarians employed in ARL's 108 university member libraries. The study examines the shape and movement of the age profile of ARL librarians and attempts to identify the factors associated with each. The body of the report is divided into four chapters: (1) "The Age Profile of Librarianship"; (2) "Shape and Movement of the Age Curve"; (3) "Projections for the U.S. ARL Population"; and (4) "Age within the ARL Population." Forty-four figures and tables present statistics. Appendices include data sources, projections and methodology, salary survey form and instructions, and list of ARL member libraries. (AEF)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Comparative Analysis, Data Analysis, Higher Education, Librarians, Library Science, Library Statistics, Library Surveys, Questionnaires, Statistical Data, Tables (Data)
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC.