ALA and ALA-APA seek proposals for national salary surveys

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) and the ALA-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA) are seeking proposals to conduct two national Web-based salary surveys and develop a searchable database from both surveys. The first survey will be the 2006 edition of the long-standing series ” ALA Survey of Librarian Salaries .” The second survey will be a Web-based survey of support staff salaries. The surveys cover both public and academic libraries.

The final products for each survey will be data tables and analysis at the state level, as well as a national salary database. The projects are considered “work for hire” and ALA-APA will have sole ownership of all work products.

The Request For Proposal (RFP) for the Salary Survey can be downloaded in PDF format from www.ala-apa.org/salaries/alaapasurveys.html.

Additional information about the previous librarian salary surveys is available at www.ala.org/ala/ors/reports/salsursumart04.htm.

The ” 2005 ALA Survey of Librarian Salaries” will be available in October 2005. It has been expanded to include state-level data. It may be purchased from the ALA Store www.alastore.ala.org The ALA member price is $63.00 and non-member price is $70.00.

Questions regarding a proposal should be addressed to Jenifer Grady at jgrady@ala.org or (800) 545-2433, ext. 2424.