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ERIC Number: EJ936074
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1531-2542
Economic Status of Academic Librarians
Perret, Robert; Young, Nancy J.
portal: Libraries and the Academy, v11 n2 p703-715 Apr 2011
This article examines some of the factors affecting the current economic status of academic librarians, as well as the history of changes in that economic picture. Issues discussed include the ranking of beginning academic librarian salaries in comparison to others in the profession, historical differences between academic librarian salaries and those of other tenured faculty, and regional variations in library and faculty salaries. Data from salary surveys by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the American Association of University Professors/National Center for Education Statistics (AAUP/NCES), the American Library Association-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA), and the "Library Journal" over a 25-year span are analyzed in concert to develop new information not readily apparent from each data set in isolation. (Contains 37 notes and 7 figures.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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