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TABLE 24: YEARS OF EXPERIENCE OF ARL UNIVERSITY LIBRARIANS
BY POSITION AND SIZE OF PROFESSIONAL STAFF, FY 2005-06*
Staff Over 110 (10)† Staff 75-110 (23) Staff 50-74 (43) Staff 24-49 (37)‡
Position Years No. Years No. Years No. Years No.
Director
31.8  10  31.4  22  31.5  43  30.9  37 
Associate Director
25.5  48  24.5  53  24.4  76  25.6  73 
Assistant Director
22.3  29  23.8  50  23.1  81  26.4  31 
Head, Branch
22.3  132  22.5  137  20.9  164  23.2  98 
Functional Specialist
12.9  436  13.4  491  12.6  528  13.4  234 
Subject Specialist
16.8  245  17.2  268  18.0  343  17.9  119 
Dept. Head: Acquisitions
24.8  18  22.9  22  20.5  32  23.1  34 
Reference
22.9  21  21.1  26  20.6  43  21.5  35 
Cataloging
22.3  48  23.1  48  21.2  54  22.5  41 
Serials
15.4  24.3  18.2  16  22.3 
Documents/Maps
24.0  12  22.8  22  19.3  32  16.2  23 
Circulation
19.5  15  14.8  31  16.8  35  20.4  20 
Rare Books/Manuscripts
24.9  23.3  18  24.7  28  20.8  29 
Computer Systems
25.0  18.4  23  17.1  30  19.4  24 
Other
20.1  108  20.5  182  17.8  224  19.5  122 
Reference: Over 14 years experience
25.1  94  25.5  187  24.4  194  24.5  178 
10 to 14 years experience
12.0  34  11.8  60  11.9  70  12.1  56 
5 to 9 years experience
6.5  58  6.7  70  6.8  100  6.8  68 
Under 5 years experience
2.7  38  2.4  91  2.4  114  2.3  80 
Cataloging: Over 14 years experience
25.9  108  25.2  119  26.4  138  24.6  58 
10 to 14 years experience
12.1  17  11.9  36  11.9  27  12.1  19 
5 to 9 years experience
6.4  38  6.7  29  6.8  31  7.0  12 
Under 5 years experience
2.3  36  2.2  20  2.4  36  2.9  27 
Other: Over 14 years experience
25.6  60  24.4  66  25.3  82  23.6  30 
10 to 14 years experience
11.6  16  11.2  21  11.9  19  12.4  13 
5 to 9 years experience
6.5  40  6.4  33  6.8  33  6.8  14 
Under 5 years experience
2.2  34  2.4  40  2.4  27  2.5  24 
All Positions
16.7  1,714 17.2 2,173 16.9  2,600  17.8 1,509
* Excludes medical and law libraries.
( ) Indicates the number of ARL libraries in each category.

In 1995-96 and earlier, the first column of this table reported staff over 124; in 1996-98, over 120; in 1998-99, over 115; and since 1999-2000, over
110.

No ARL library has fewer than 21 professional staff members.
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