Salary Survey Trends 2009–2010 · 9
Minority professional staff in US ARL university libraries continue to be disproportionately distributed
across the country. Using Figure 1, 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 most underrepresented in the East South Central, New England, and Mountain
regions (see page 51 for a definition of the regions). Proportionately to other regions, there are more minorities in
the Pacific, South Atlantic, and West South Central.
Figure 2: Minority Professionals by Region in US ARL University Libraries, FY 2009–2010
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 62 69 25 127 25 35 9 29 416 32%
Hispanic 23 41 31 11 38 5 41 20 43 253 20%
Asian 76 105 57 30 83 8 37 17 170 583 45%
AI/AN* 3 3 24 4 2 2 6 44 3%
Minority Total 137 211 181 70 250 38 115 52 242 1,296 100%
Minority
Percent 10.60% 16.30% 14.00% 5.40% 19.30% 2.90% 8.90% 4.00% 18.70%
Nonminority
Total 1,177 1,257 1,371 537 1,224 371 592 445 841 7,815 100%
Nonminority
Percent 15.10% 16.10% 17.50% 6.90% 15.70% 4.70% 7.60% 5.70% 10.80%
Regional
Percent
Total staff 14.40% 16.10% 17.00% 6.70% 16.20% 4.50% 7.80% 5.50% 11.90%
Proportional
Minority
Representation -29.80% 1.24% -20.00% -21.74% 22.93% -38.30% 17.11% -29.82% 73.15%
* 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,
emphasizes ARL’s and its members’ commitment to creating a diverse academic and research library community
to better meet the new challenges of global competition and changing demographics. Further, the Diversity
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