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The average salary for those in rank 1 is higher than rank 2. Those in rank 1 are library supervisors, who supervise anywhere from 5-12
people, participate in many of the same committees and activities as professional librarians, but they are not professional librarians. While
they occupy the same classification as Librarian 1s within our institutional structure, we have traditionally ranked them for purposes of
the survey as the beginning rank since these positions were initially created, many years ago, as promotional opportunities for high level
support staff, many of whom were pursuing library degrees. However, some have opted to stay in those positions for their career so their
salaries have increased as a result of longevity.
Library branches included: Main library consists of Richter Library, Music, Architecture, Marine and Business. 
Library branches included: Area Programs; Art, Architecture and Engineering; Asia; Askwith Media; Biological Station; Buhr Remote
Shelving Facility; Clark Library for Maps, Government Information and Spatial and Numeric Data Services; Fine Arts; Hatcher Graduate;
Museums; Music; Papyrology; Shapiro Science; Shapiro Undergraduate; Special Collections; and Sumner and Laura Foster (Economics).
Library branches not included: Bentley Historical (U-M archives and State of Michigan history); William L. Clements (American history);
Gerald R. Ford Presidential; Kresge Business Administration; Mardigian (Dearborn campus); Spectrum/Intergroup Relations; Thompson
(Flint campus); UM Transportation Research Institute; and Weill Hall Reading Room (Margaret Dow Towsley Reading Room, Gerald R.
Ford School of Public Policy).
Data for the Main and Health Science Libraries are as of September 1, 2011.
Beginning professional salary is $49,000 for librarians without a J.D. degree. Beginning salary with a J.D. degree is $62,000.
Library branches included: Main library and 4 branch library locations.
Library branches included: Main Library, Engineering Library, Journalism Library, Vet Med Library and University Archives.  
Library branches included: Environmental Development (, Botany (, Chemistry
(, Educational Resources Library (, Education-Communication-Psychology-
Psychoeducation-Biology Library (, Geography (, Kinesiology (www.bib.umontreal.
ca/SA), Humanities and Social Sciences (, Rare books and Special Collections (,
Mathematics and Computer Sciences (, Veterinary (, Music (
MU), Optometry (, Physics (, École Polytechnique Library (Affiliated School) (www., and HEC Montreal Library (Affiliated School)(
Library branches not included: Paramedics (
An error occurred last year for Main beginning professional salary: It should have been inscribed $44,128 instead of $45,915.
Library branches included: Centennial Science & Engineering Library, Fine Arts & Design Library, Parish Memorial Library, and
Zimmerman Library.  
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