ARCHIVED: AALL to Publish Biennial Salary Survey 1997

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June 10, 1997

American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) will publish the 1997 Biennial Salary Survey once again in collaboration with Gordon S. Black Corporation, an independent market research firm in Rochester, New York and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) in Washington D.C. 20036. Julia Blixrud, Senior Program Officer, ARL, will serve as research specialist and coordinate the survey and the publication of results. All inquiries about the salary survey should be directed to Julia Blixrud. (Tel: 202/296-2296; Fax: 202/872-0884; e-mail:

The AALL 1997 Biennial Salary Survey is the only source for up to date information about salaries for law librarians and other law library employees who work in either firms, schools or state, court and county law libraries. Information is cross-tabbed by position, region, gender, education, years in current position, years of experience, and membership in AALL.

The report summarizes salary information for all library types, with the following sections that cover 1) academic libraries, 2) private firm/corporate libraries, and 3) state, court and county libraries. The survey is customized to provide information unique to the needs of each of these three institutional types. Data is broken out by nine geographical regions in the United States, and further broken down for most large cities within those regions.

Survey instruments will be mailed to all AALL library directors and heads of libraries on June 23, 1997. Responses are due on August 8th. The 1997 Biennial Salary Survey will be available for purchase on October 31, 1997, $75 for AALL members, and $115 for non-members.

The American Association of Law Libraries was founded in 1906 to promote and enhance the value of law libraries to the legal and public communities, to foster the profession of law librarianship, and to provide leadership in the field of legal information. Today, with over 4,800 members, the Association represents law librarians and related professionals who are affiliated with a wide range of institutions: law firms; law schools; corporate legal departments; courts; and local, state and federal government agencies.