2008 Library Salary & Job Survey

Source: Stephanie Maatta, Library Journal, 2008

The latest annual LJ annual Placements & Salaries Survey is out, with news on how the class of 2007 fared in the library and information marketplace. Overall, graduates drew starting salaries 3.1% higher this year than last, hitting an average of $42,361. Strong growth in some areas contrasts with new challenges: more temp positions, a longer job search, and a reinforced gender gap.

For the first time, the survey takes a hard look at the so-called information schools as opposed to the traditional library schools. And there’s much more, with individual sections on minorities, the library gender gap, job searching and where the jobs are, the changing academic library job environment, catalogers and archivists, public vs. private sector jobs, and on and on.

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