10 · ARL Annual Salary Survey 2009–2010
Program focuses on issues surrounding work relationships in libraries while considering the impact of diversity
on library services, interactions with library users, and the development of collections, at its homepage, http://
www.arl.org/diversity/.
Women comprise 68.2% of the four racial/ethnic groups that comprise minority staff, as compared to 62.7% of
Caucasian/Other staff in all US ARL university libraries. The overall gender balance in the 114 Canadian and US
university libraries (including law and medical) is 35.9% male and 64.1% female. See Figure 2, above, and Figure
3, below, for more detail on race/ethnic and gender distribution.
Figure 3: Race/Ethnicity and Sex Distribution of Professional Staff in ARL University Libraries, FY
2009–2010
United States
Men Women Total
Number of Staff Percent of Total Number of Staff Percent of Total
Main 2,840 37.5% 4,725 62.5% 7,565
Medical 251 29.7% 595 70.3% 846
Law 239 33.9% 466 66.1% 705
Minority* 412 31.8% 884 68.2% 1,296
Non-minority 2,916 37.3% 4,899 62.7% 7,815
All 3,328 36.5% 5,783 63.5% 9,111
Canada
Men Women Total
Number of Staff Percent of Total Number of Staff Percent of Total
Main 308 32.5% 639 67.5% 947
Medical 11 10.8% 91 89.2% 102
Law 14 33.3% 28 66.7% 42
All 333 30.5% 758 69.5% 1,091
United States
and
Canada (Combined)
Men Women Total
Number of Staff Percent of Total Number of Staff Percent of Total
Main 3,148 37.0% 5,364 63.0% 8,512
Medical 262 27.6% 686 72.4% 948
Law 253 33.9% 494 66.1% 747
All 3,663 35.9% 6,544 64.1% 10,207
* Includes staff in medical and law libraries.
Note: There are five entries from a US institution that did not report their race/ethnicity; therefore, the totals will not
aggregate to the sum needed for the US and Canadian sub-totals to equal the figure displayed in the combined total.
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