92 · ARL Annual Salary Survey 2009–2010
Asian (Asian): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the
Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the
Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Black or African American (Black): A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa.
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (HawPI): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of
Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
White (White): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North
Submitting the Data for Part I and Part II on the Web
ARL is using the online services of FormSpring to collect the data. As part of its privacy policy, FormSpring
pledges not to sell any collected information to third parties. For the complete FormSpring privacy policy, visit
http://www.formspring.com/privacy.html. ARL also accepts Part I and Part II of the salary survey by e-mail
from those users who may be uncomfortable submitting the files in FormSpring:
University Libraries: http://www.formspring.com/forms/?661042-c6BynijupA
Be sure to have the electronic copy of your completed salary survey Excel file handy as you will be submitting
this file via the FormSpring Web form. In addition to the completed Excel file, be prepared to provide the
following information as well:
The name, title, e-mail and phone number of the person who prepared the Excel file. The name, title,
e-mail and phone number of your institution’s contact person for the salary survey (if different from the
person who prepared the Excel file)
Indicate whether you are submitting salary information for one or more of the following: Main, Law, or
Medical library, and the beginning professional salary and rank structure for each.
For professional salary list the salary that would be paid to a newly hired professional without
experience (even if local practice discourages hiring entry-level professionals without experience). Please
report the 2009–2010 beginning professional salary to the best of your knowledge as it existed on July 1,
For rank structure, list the number of unique levels in your institution’s rank structure. If you have no
levels in your rank structure, use 1. The number reported here should be equal to the highest number in
the “Rank” column of your Excel file (i.e., the number of levels reported in your Excel file should equal
the number of levels reported here).
The names of the libraries that are included and excluded in your figures for the ‘general libraries’ (these
can be main campus libraries or branch campus libraries), as well as any other explanatory information,
should be indicated in a footnote. In your footnotes, report any information that would clarify the fig-
ures submitted: the inclusion and exclusion of branch campus libraries, a reporting date that is sooner/
later than July 1, 2009, etc. Please make an effort to word your footnotes in a manner consistent with
notes appearing in the published report, so that ARL can interpret your footnotes correctly.
Please return the completed questionnaire to the
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