118 · ARL Annual Salary Survey 2012–2013
ASSOCIATION
OF
RESEARCH LIBRARIES
GENERAL OVERVIEW
ARL ANNUAL SALARY SURVEY 2012-2013
University Library Questionnaire
GENERAL
AND
DATA INPUT (EXCEL) INSTRUCTIONS
http://www.arlstatistics.org/About/Mailings/ss_2012-13
Go to http://arlstatistics.org to fill out Part I and to upload the Excel file for Part II. NOTE: The
Web interface allows you to return and edit your information before it is submitted. If you
want to email the documents to ARL, please note that ARL accepts Part I and Part II of the
salary survey as e-mail attachments if this is your preferred way of submitting the data.
(Submission Instructions begin on the last page of this document.)
This survey is concerned with professional positions only. Since the criteria for determining
professional status vary among libraries, there is no attempt to define the term “professional.”
Each library should report the salaries of those staff members it considers professionals,
irrespective of faculty status or membership in a collective bargaining unit, including, when
appropriate, staff who are not librarians in the strict sense of the term, such as computer
experts, systems analysts, budget officers, etc.
Report individual salaries for the Main, Law, and Medical library on separate excel
templates using Microsoft Excel (see http://www.arlstatistics.org/About/Mailings/ss_2012-
13). A generic template is available. Add your institution’s ARL Library Institution Code
[LibID]. (See http://www.arl.org/stats/annualsurveys/surveycoord/instno_inam.shtml if you do
not know your code.)
Use “Percent” to determine if an employee works full-time or part-time. All full-time
employees have Percent = 1.00, i.e., they work 100% of a full-time schedule. If Percent is less
than 1.00, then the employee works that fraction of a full-time schedule. For example, a 65%
time appointment would be entered as 0.65. Calculate the percent appointment by dividing the
amount of time an employee works by the amount considered to be the norm for full-time
employment at your institution. For example, if a full-time appointment at your institution is
12 months at 40 hours per week:
o A 9-month part-time appointment has Percent = 9/12, or 0.75.
o An appointment at 30 hours per week has Percent = 30/40, also 0.75.
o An appointment at 30 hours and 9 months has Percent = 0.75 x 0.75 = 0.56.
o Enter Percent with two decimal points.
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