10 · ARL Annual Salary Survey 2012–2013
management and planning needs to a certain extent, yet it is likely that it will leave important evidence outside
any adopted framework. The ARL Statistics and Assessment Committee and the ARL Board task force on
revising the annual surveys recognizes that the revision of the salary survey job categories will be an iterative
process over the next couple of years. This revision of the job categories is a crucial first step in the important task
of keeping pace with the rapidly changing workforce in research libraries, while simultaneously codifying and
reflecting the evolution of the 21st century research library workforce in the salary survey data.
Salary Survey Trends 2012–2013
Data for 10,072 professional staff members were reported this year for the 115 ARL university libraries, including
their law and medical libraries (903 staff members reported by 72 medical libraries and 758 staff members
reported by 77 law libraries). For the 10 nonuniversity ARL members, data were reported for 3,823 professional
staff members.
A number of new tables were added to the ARL Annual Salary Survey 2012–2013 and some old tables were
renumbered. The ARL Annual Salary Survey 2012–2013 provides more specialist breakdowns than in previous
years, and all of the tables in the US ARL University Libraries section have a one-to-one correspondence between
minority US ARL library professionals and all other US ARL library professionals. No new sections were added
to the seven major sections of the publication. The first section includes Tables 1 through 4, which report salary
figures for all professionals working in ARL member libraries, including law and medical library data. The
second section includes salary information for the 10 nonuniversity research libraries of ARL. The third section,
entitled “ARL University Libraries,” reports data in Tables 7 through 27 for the “general” library system of the
university ARL members, combining US and Canadian data but excluding law and medical data. The fourth
section, composed of Tables 28 through 39, reports data on US ARL university library members excluding law
and medical data. The fifth section, Tables 40–46, reports data on Canadian ARL university libraries excluding
law and medical data. The sixth section, (Tables 47–56) and the seventh section (Tables 57–66) report on medical
and law libraries, respectively, combining US and Canadian data.
The university population is generally treated in three distinct groups: staff in the “general” library system, staff
in the university medical libraries, and staff in the university law libraries. Any branch libraries for which data
were received, other than law and medical, are included in the “general” category, whether or not those libraries
are administratively independent. Footnotes for many institutions provide information on branch inclusion or
In all tables where data from US and Canadian institutions are combined, Canadian salaries are converted into
US dollar equivalents at the rate of 1.0037 Canadian dollars per US dollar.1 Tables 4 and 40 through 46, however,
pertain exclusively to staff in Canadian university libraries, so salary data in those tables are expressed in
Canadian dollars.
1 This is the average monthly noon exchange rate published in the Bank of Canada Review for the period July 2011–June 2012
and is used in converting figures that are shown effective as of 1 July 2012. This information can be accessed at: http://www.
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