ARCHIVED: Action Alert: Questionnaires for Biennial Salary Survey 1997 Being Mailed to AALL members

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June 26, 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.

Survey questionnaires were mailed today all AALL library directors and heads of libraries. All who receive the questionnaires are strongly urged to participate. All law librarians are asked to encourage their library directors to complete the survey. Completed questionnaires are due on August 8, 1997.

The 1997 Biennial Salary Survey will be available for shipment and purchase on October 31, 1997, $75 for AALL members, and $115 for non-members. Orders forms for advance purchase will be available at the AALL Store at the AALL Annual Meeting in Baltimore, July 19-24, 1997, on AALLNET at, beginning in August. Also, advance orders are being taken by e-mail request at, by fax request at 312/431-1097, and by calling the AALL Headquarters at 312/939-4764. All advance orders will be shipped on October 31, 1997.

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.