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Table 24: Years
of
Experience
of
ARL University Librarians
by
Position
and
Size
of
Professional Staff, FY 2011–2012
Staff Over 110
(13)†
Staff 75–110
(21)
Staff 50–74
(42)
Staff 13–49
(39)‡
Position Years No. Years No. Years No. Years No.
Director 30.8 13 34.4 21 32.6 41 34.1 37
Associate Director 25.2 59 26.2 83 25.7 112 27.3 72
Assistant Director 22.5 34 23.2 49 24.8 61 22.6 16
Head, Branch 23.2 116 22.8 95 22.5 147 23.4 75
Functional Specialist 13.8 664 14.3 506 14.0 659 15.2 313
Subject Specialist 15.6 318 16.9 298 17.5 387 15.3 157
Dept. Head:
Acquisitions 19.1 19 23.5 18 21.9 45 20.1 29
Reference 21.9 21 21.6 20 19.7 34 19.2 33
Cataloging 20.4 41 24.8 28 22.8 48 21.5 33
Serials 23.7 9 19.6 5 24.5 4 17.9 7
Documents/Maps 23.5 13 19.2 11 24.0 22 15.2 18
Circulation 20.5 19 16.8 14 18.7 32 18.7 21
Rare Books/Manuscripts 19.1 10 23.9 17 20.6 33 23.6 27
Computer Systems 21.6 9 18.1 14 18.7 24 19.2 17
Other 21.4 149 20.1 148 19.3 200 19.0 129
Reference:
Over 14 years experience 25.0 97 26.2 111 25.4 181 25.5 163
10 to 14 years experience 11.9 43 11.4 52 12.2 64 11.3 59
5 to 9 years experience 7.1 41 6.9 58 6.8 81 6.5 72
Under 5 years experience 2.4 42 2.5 35 2.5 70 2.8 42
Cataloging:
Over 14 years experience 27.8 106 25.2 102 27.0 114 25.7 53
10 to 14 years experience 11.8 42 11.8 28 12.0 20 12.2 21
5 to 9 years experience 6.9 51 7.3 29 7.0 33 7.3 19
Under 5 years experience 2.9 16 2.3 23 2.7 24 2.8 15
Other:
Over 14 years experience 26.4 77 25.0 67 25.7 68 25.5 60
10 to 14 years experience 12.2 36 12.1 29 11.7 22 11.4 24
5 to 9 years experience 6.7 54 6.8 42 6.7 33 6.8 32
Under 5 years experience 2.7 46 2.7 39 2.7 24 2.2 24
All Positions 16.7 2,145 17.4 1,942 17.8 2,583 17.8 1,568
Excludes medical and law libraries.
( ) Indicates the number of ARL libraries in each category.
In 1995–1996 and earlier, the first column of this table reported staff over 124; in 1996–1998 over 120; in 1998–1999 over 115; and since
1999–2000, over 110.

No ARL library has fewer than 13 professional staff members.
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