132 · ARL Annual Salary Survey 2013–2014
University Library Questionnaire
Important Initial Information
This year for the second time we are collecting the salary data through
the http://arlstatistics.org interface, a change from earlier years when we used Formstack. You
also have the option of sending the files to us by email to stats@arl.org if this is your preferred
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 CSV
files using the Microsoft CSV Template
at http://www.arlstatistics.org/About/Mailings/ss_2013-14. Add your institution’s ARL
Library Institution Code [LibID] to the template.
(See http://www.arlstatistics.org/about/instno if you do not know your institution code.) For
the first time this year we have added online validation that requires the file format to be CSV.
You online submission will be successful only if all the required fields are submitted in CSV. If
you run into problems, please do not hesitate to email the files to us. We do not want the
online validation to be an impediment to your successful submission. If you want more
personalized help in submitting the data as a result of this change, do not hesitate to send an
email to stats@arl.org and set up a phone call consultation.
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:
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