ARCHIVED: Watch Your Mail: 2003 Salary Survey is Coming

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June 19, 2003

The questionnaires for the AALL 2003 Biennial Salary Survey and Organizational Characteristics will be mailed June 20 to all law library directors and heads of law libraries.

To provide the detailed salary breakdowns that members have requested for the next edition of the salary survey, AALL strongly urges all who receive the questionnaire to participate in the survey. The Association also asks members to encourage their library directors to complete the questionnaires. Completed questionnaires are due on July 25.

The AALL 2003 Biennial Salary Survey and Organizational Characteristics will be the only source for up-to-date information about salaries for law librarians and other law library employees who work in academic libraries; private firms and corporate libraries; and state, court and county law libraries. The survey is customized to provide information unique to the needs of these types of libraries, including position, region, gender, education, years in current position, years of experience and membership in AALL. The section on organizational characteristics examines the salary data within the context of the size of library budgets, staff and user ratios.

The survey will be carried out in complete confidentiality by Association Research, Inc., a professional research firm in Rockville, Md., that works exclusively with nonprofit organizations.

The 2003 Biennial Salary Survey and Organizational Characteristics will be available for purchase and shipment in October; $110 for AALL members and $175 for nonmembers. The final report will also be available online at AALLNET in the Members Only section free of charge. The Association is accepting advance orders by fax at 312/431-1097 or by calling AALL Headquarters at 312/939-4764, extension 12.