ERIC Number: ED428779
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of Library Assistant Positions in Connecticut Libraries.
In the fall of 1998, the Connecticut Library Association, in cooperation with the State Library, surveyed Connecticut's libraries to examine the number and status of library assistant (LA) staff positions in the state. A total of 249 surveys were returned--a response rate of 22%. This report concludes that: there is a wide range of LA positions in Connecticut libraries; positions are classified under at least 200 job titles; larger libraries have more positions; most positions are in public and school libraries; more than two-thirds of LA positions are paid hourly rather than salaried; salaried positions are paid on average more than hourly positions; academic libraries pay more on the high end than other types of libraries, and school libraries pay less on the low end; the majority of LAs receive some employee benefits with the highest percentage of benefits in academic libraries; labor union membership is a factor in wage scales; and LAs that supervise other staff are generally paid more than non-supervisors. Thirteen tables present data on: LA positions by library type (academic, corporate, public, school, special) and size; wages; and benefits, supervision, and union membership. Attachments include Bureau of Labor Statistics wage data, the questionnaire; and a list of Connecticut towns and geographical regions. (AEF)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Fringe Benefits, Higher Education, Library Surveys, Library Technicians, Occupational Information, Paraprofessional Personnel, Public Libraries, Questionnaires, Salaries, School Libraries, Special Libraries, State Surveys, Supervision, Tables (Data), Unions, Wages
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Library, Hartford. Div. of Library Development.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut