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  • Cover Image ARL Annual Salary Survey 2020
    Keyword(s): research libraries; salaries; salary data; salary trends
    Abstract:

    This report analyzes salary data for professional staff working in 123 of the 124 ARL member libraries during 2020. Data are reported for 10,626 professional staff from 115 of the 116 university ARL libraries in Canada and the United States (1 institution chose not to provide data this year) and for 3,514 professional staff of the 8 US federal and public ARL libraries. In the Salary Survey, data for university library staff are usually reported in three distinct groups: general library systems, health sciences libraries, and law libraries.

    Mian, Anam. ARL Annual Salary Survey 2020. Washington, DC: Association of Research Libraries, 2022.

  • Cover Image ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics 2020
    Keyword(s): research libraries
    Abstract:

    This edition of the ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics is a compilation of data that describes collections, expenditures, personnel, and services in 58 medical libraries at ARL member institutions in the US and Canada in 2020.

    Mian, Anam, and Gary Roebuck. ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics 2020. Washington, DC: Association of Research Libraries, 2022.

  • Cover Image ARL Academic Law Library Statistics 2020
    Keyword(s): research libraries
    Abstract:

    This edition of the ARL Academic Law Library Statistics is a compilation of data that describes collections, expenditures, personnel, and services in 73 law libraries at ARL member institutions in the US and Canada in 2020.

    Mian, Anam, and Gary Roebuck. ARL Academic Law Library Statistics 2020. Washington, DC: Association of Research Libraries, 2022.

  • Cover Image ARL Statistics 2020
    Keyword(s): research libraries
    Abstract:

    This edition of the ARL Statistics describes the collections, staffing, expenditures, and service activities of the 124 Association of Research Libraries member libraries in the US and Canada in 2020.

    Mian, Anam, and Gary Roebuck. ARL Statistics 2020. Washington, DC: Association of Research Libraries, 2022.

  • Cover Image Research Library Issues, no. 303 (2022): Future States of the Research Library
    Keyword(s): research libraries; RLI
  • Cover Image Research Library Issues, no. 302 (2021): Sustaining Open Content and Infrastructure
    Keyword(s): RLI; research libraries; open content; open infrastructure; scholarly communication; open access; scholarly publishing; digital accessibility; digital repositories; persistent identifiers
  • Cover Image Research Library Issues, no. 301 (2020): Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    Keyword(s): RLI; anti-racism; diversity; equity; inclusion; research libraries
  • Cover Image ARL Academic Law Library Statistics 2018-2019
    Keyword(s): statistics; law library; research library; collection expenditures; salary expenditures; operating expenditures; library personnel; public services; ILL items loaned; ILL items borrowed
    Abstract:

    This edition of the ARL Academic Law Library Statistics is a compilation of data that describes collections, expenditures, personnel, and services in 72 law libraries at ARL member institutions in the US and Canada in 2018–2019.

    Mian, Anam, and Gary Roebuck. ARL Academic Law Library Statistics 2018–2019. Washington, DC: Association of Research Libraries, 2020.

  • Cover Image ARL Statistics 2018-2019
    Keyword(s): statistics; research library; collection expenditures; salary expenditures; operating expenditures; library personnel; public services; ILL items loaned; ILL items borrowed; library investment index
    Abstract:

    This edition of the ARL Statistics describes the collections, staffing, expenditures (for both print and electronic materials), and service activities of the 124 Association of Research Libraries member libraries in the US and Canada in 2018–2019.

    Mian, Anam, and Gary Roebuck. ARL Statistics 2018–2019. Washington, DC: Association of Research Libraries, 2020.

  • Cover Image ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics 2018-2019
    Keyword(s): statistics; health sciences library; research library; collection expenditures; salary expenditures; operating expenditures; library personnel; public services; ILL items loaned; ILL items borrowed
    Abstract:

    This edition of the ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics is a compilation of data that describes collections, expenditures, personnel, and services in 58 medical libraries at ARL member institutions in the US and Canada in 2018–2019.

    Mian, Anam, and Gary Roebuck. ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics 2018–2019. Washington, DC: Association of Research Libraries, 2020.