Association of Research Libraries (ARLĀ®)

Annual Surveys

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ARL Statistics is a series of annual publications that describe the collections, expenditures, staffing, and service activities for the member libraries of the Association of Research Libraries. The ARL Statistics series includes the Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics, the Academic Law Library Statistics, the ARL Preservation Statistics, the ARL Supplementary Statistics, the Developing Indicators for Academic Library Performance, and the University & Library Total Expenditures.

The ARL Annual Salary Survey is a compilation of data covering over 12,000 professional positions in ARL libraries. Tables display average, median, and beginning salaries; salaries by position and experience, sex, and race/ethnic background; salaries in different geographic regions and sizes of libraries. Additional tables cover law, medical, Canadian, and nonuniversity research libraries.