48 · ARL Academic Law Library Statistics 2012–2013
15 Most presentations offered to members of the faculty and student communities at Boston College Law
School are offered by the Legal Information Librarians in the Education and Reference department. For
the past several years, attendance at scheduled training sessions has declined. The Legal Information
Librarians polled our faculty and students and found that most preferred on demand training. This
type of training model is easy to accommodate for faculty, providing that kind of service to the student
community is more challenging. To address student needs, librarians have developed online training
videos and documentation in lieu of holding physical training sessions. The transition from the in-
person to on-demand training model for students explains the marked difference in the number
reported here for 2013 compared to the number reported in 2012.
17–22 This number is reported in the total submitted by the Boston College University Libraries.
All figures are as of 12/31/2012.
10 Fringe benefits include: 401k, Insurance, sick and vacation.
11 Administrative Employees: 51%; Staff Employees: 69.5%; Faculty: 46.9%.
6 Total library expenditures were down due to decreases in library materials and salaries whereas other
operating expenditures went up slightly. Due to a standardizing of accounting across all libraries, the
category totals in library materials and salaries have shifted somewhat but all libraries are counting the
same way now.
7 The law library has made a conscious decision/effort to cut our expenditures in the area of library
materials and we were able to renegotiate prices with our vendors for some of our resources.
8 The variance in professional staff salaries vs support staff is due to the new method of differentiating
professional from support staff. The decrease in the total salaries and wages were due to salary savings
from few of our staff members retiring last year. We also made conscious effort to decrease the total
number of student assistants last year.
11 We use a composite benefit rate for our benefit expense; our librarians were charged at a rate of 15.9% of
salary whereas the staff were charged at a rate of 38%.
13 The change in staffing totals is due to the change we made in distinguishing between professional and
staff employees; we standardized the method for counting the two and as a result, the professional
staffing went up significantly and the support staffing went down correspondingly.
12 Included with Main Library.
6 Expenditures reflect June 30, 2013 final general ledger expenditures.
10 Expenditures reported are based on the June 30, 2013 final general ledger expenditures for employee
benefits. UCLA employee benefit expenditures are recorded by the UCLA payroll system at the
individual employee level, based on each employee’s eligibility for benefits and other criteria that may
impact the cost of one or more components of the employee benefit expense. Year to year increase in
the employee benefit expenditures is driven principally by the UC Regent’s mandated increase in the
employer contribution to the UC retirement plan.
11 UCLA does not use official employee benefit rates for recording employee benefit expenditures. Please
see footnote on employee benefit expenditures.
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