Salary Survey Trends 2008–2009 · 9
Minority professional staff in US ARL university libraries continues to be disproportionately distributed
across the country. Using Figure 2, we can compare the number of minority staff with other staff, region by
region. These patterns of distribution have been relatively stable for the entire history of ARL’s data-collection
experience. Minorities are underrepresented over 36% in the East South Central and by more than 25% in
the New England, West North Central and Mountain regions (see Table 25 for a definition of the regions).
Proportionately to other regions, there are more minorities in the South Atlantic, West South Central, and Pacific
regions.)
Figure 2: Minority Professionals by Region in US ARL University Libraries, 2008–2009
New
England
Middle
Atlantic
East
North
Central
West
North
Central
South
Atlantic
East
South
Central
West
South
Central
Mountain Pacific TOTAL %
Race/Ethnicity
Category
Black 35 61 95 24 118 23 33 9 30 428 33%
Hispanic 26 41 22 11 44 4 39 25 44 256 20%
Asian 75 99 68 27 83 10 37 17 164 580 45%
AI/AN* 4 2 3 3 5 1 2 5 25 2%
Minority Total 140 203 188 65 250 38 111 56 238 1,289 100%
Minority
Percent 10.86% 15.74% 14.58% 5.04% 19.39% 2.95% 8.61% 4.34% 18.46%
Nonminority
Total 1,171 1,250 1,398 535 1,256 366 583 464 846 7,869 100%
Nonminority
Percent 14.88% 15.88% 17.76% 6.79% 15.96% 4.65% 7.40% 5.89% 10.75%
Regional
Percent
Total staff 14.31% 15.86% 17.31% 6.55% 16.44% 4.41% 7.57% 5.67% 11.83%
Proportional
Minority
Representation -27.02% -0.88% -17.91% -25.77% 21.49% -36.56% 16.35% -26.32% 71.72%
* American Indian/Alaskan Native
ARL recognizes the difficulties that the profession has in attracting a diverse workforce and continues to
work actively in the development of workplace climates that embrace diversity. The ARL Diversity Program,
through its Leadership and Career Development Program and the Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce,
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