Salary Survey Trends 2011–2012 · 9
Minority professional staff in US ARL university libraries continues to be disproportionately distributed
across the country. Using Figure 2, 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 underrepresented by over 30% in the West North Central region and by more than
28% in the New England region (see Table 25 for a definition of the regions). Proportionately to other regions,
there are more minorities in the Pacific, South Atlantic, West South Central, and Middle Atlantic regions.
Figure 2: Minority Professionals by Region in US ARL University Libraries, FY 2011–2012
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 67 70 23 107 22 27 7 29 387 31%
Hispanic 19 40 26 10 31 7 33 19 42 227 18%
Asian 76 96 74 23 85 12 40 19 165 590 48%
AI/AN* 5 3 4 4 2 1 2 7 1 29 2%
Minority Total 135 206 174 60 225 42 102 52 237 1,233 100%
Minority
Percent 10.90% 16.70% 14.10% 4.90% 18.20% 3.40% 8.30% 4.20% 19.20%
Nonminority
Total 1,148 1,239 1,254 527 1,227 337 578 420 747 7,477 100%
Nonminority
Percent 15.40% 16.60% 16.80% 7.00% 16.40% 4.50% 7.70% 5.60% 10.00%
Regional
Percent
Total staff 14.70% 16.60% 16.40% 6.70% 16.70% 4.40% 7.80% 5.40% 11.30%
Proportional
Minority
Representation -28.69% 0.82% -15.86% -30.96% 11.20% -24.42% 7.01% -24.92% 92.39%
* American Indian/Alaskan Native
According to Figure 3 below, women comprise 68.6% of racial/ethnic minority professional staff in US ARL
university libraries, whereas 61.7% of non-minority professional staff are women. The overall gender balance
in the 115 Canadian and US university libraries (including law and medical libraries) is 36.4% male and 63.6%
female. See Figure 2, above, and Figure 3, below, for more detail on race/ethnic and gender distribution.
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