Salary Survey Trends 2012–2013 · 15
this revision process two new categories of specialists—Administrative Specialists (ADMSPEC) and Digital
Specialists (DIGITALSPEC)—were added to the ARL Annual Salary Survey 2012–2013. The Functional Specialist
category (FSPEC), initially revised in 2004, was further emended to include two new subcategories—ASSESS
(Assessment, Management Information Systems and Planning) and CTL (Coordinator, Team Leader (non-
supervisory responsibility))—and some of the old FSPEC subcategories were moved to the new ADMSPEC
and DIGITALSPEC job categories. For each of the new and/or revised job categories and subcategories, ARL
institutions were offered two options: either use one of the new subcategories to describe that position; or, if
none of the new subcategories could adequately describe that position, use one of the broader job category codes:
FSPEC, ADMSPEC, or DIGITALSPEC.
As seen in the revised Figure 4, which now includes all positions, 5.1% of all positions are in the new
administrative specialist job category and its corresponding subgroups; 11.8% of all positions are in the new
digital specialist job category and its corresponding subgroups, and 11.1% of all positions are in the revised
functional specialist category and its corresponding subgroups. The category that contains the “Administrative
Specialists (no subgroup)” job code makes up 2.1% of the dataset, the category that includes “Digital Specialists
(no subgroup)” makes up 1.0% of the dataset, and the category that includes “Functional Specialists (no
subgroup)” makes up 2.3% of the data set. Archivists comprised the largest percentage of functional specialists
who used an alternative code (5.6%), and information technology specialists comprised the largest percentage of
digital specialists who used an alternative code (8.9%).
Figure 4: Distribution of Job Codes and Sub-Codes by Position and Type of Library, FY 2012–2013
Position
Main Medical Law All Positions
No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent No. Percent
Director
112 1.3%         112 1.1%
Associate Director 335 4.0% 54 6.0% 52 6.9% 441 4.4%
Assistant Director 147 1.7% 38 4.2% 50 6.6% 235 2.3%
Head, Medical    
66 7.3%     66 0.7%
Head, Law         76 10.0% 76 0.8%
Head, Branch
419 5.0% 23 2.5%     442
4.4%
Dept. Head                
Acquisitions 119 1.4% 24 2.7% 35 4.6% 178 1.8%
Cataloging 157 1.9% 11 1.2% 33 4.4% 201 2.0%
Circulation 116 1.4% 21 2.3% 31 4.1% 168 1.7%
Library Technology 98 1.2% 13 1.4% 5 .7% 116 1.2%
Rare Book/Manuscripts/
Special Collections
103 1.2% 8 .9% 3 .4% 114 1.1%
Research/Reference/
Information or Learning
Commons
133 1.6% 22 2.4% 27 3.6% 182 1.8%
Other Department Heads 631 7.5% 58 6.4% 29 3.8% 718 7.1%
Previous Page Next Page