58 · ARL Annual Salary Survey 2012–2013
Table 26: Years
of
Experience
of
ARL University Librarians
by
Position
and
Size
of
Professional Staff, FY 2012–2013
Staff Over 110
(18)†
Staff 75–110
(18)
Staff 50–74
(44)
Staff 13–49
(35)‡
Position Years No. Years No. Years No. Years No.
Director 33.1 17 35.8 17 34.1 44 33.9 34
Associate Director 25.6 71 26.5 78 25.1 112 26.5 74
Assistant Director 24.5 54 25.5 22 21.3 56 25.4 15
Head, Branch 23.0 148 22.0 73 23.5 147 21.9 51
Administrative
Specialist
16.2 168 18.0 78 16.0 146 17.2 83
Digital Specialist 13.5 376 12.6 198 13.1 342 13.6 144
Functional Specialist 13.9 391 13.3 205 13.5 314 15.1 142
Subject Specialist 16.6 447 17.5 262 16.6 537 16.7 191
Dept. Head
Acquisitions 20.8 24 21.6 15 22.3 50 20.1 30
Research/Reference/
Information or
Learning Commons
20.0 38 17.4 17 19.1 46 19.8 32
Cataloging 19.9 51 25.2 17 21.1 61 22.0 28
Circulation 21.1 26 20.1 17 17.6 49 21.4 24
Rare Books/
Manuscripts/Special
Collections
22.2 20 25.6 17 19.5 35 24.3 31
Library Technology 20.8 24 17.6 17 18.3 34 18.3 23
Other Department
Heads
20.6 181 20.3 121 19.2 217 19.7 112
Public Services 11.5 95 14.8 28 15.8 46 11.0 29
Technical Services 14.9 56 10.0 33 15.3 36 14.0 12
Research/Reference/
Instruction
14.2 255 13.8 227 15.9 277 16.0 249
Cataloger/Metadata
Analysts
18.3 282 18.3 112 18.3 189 17.2 91
All Positions: 16.9 2,724 17.1 1,554 17.4 2,738 18.0 1,395
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 15 professional staff members.
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