Pay Equity Bibliography

ALA-APA Standing Committee on the Salaries and Status of Library Workers

Partially annotated
Updated May 2021

May 2021 – Bibliography in Adobe (27 pp); Bibliography in MS Word (27 pp)

The emphasis for items included in the bibliography is on practical rather than theoretical materials and on more recent information on pay equity; however, there are items from previous versions of the Pay Equity Bibliography included.  This list is by no means exhaustive.  If you know of items that should be included in future versions, please email them to ALA-APA (

Salary surveys and other factors that influence pay equity are included in the bibliography.  Many salary surveys are done on an annual basis so check for the latest data from the parent organization conducting such surveys.


Thanks to the many members of the ALA-APA Standing Committee on the Salaries and Status of Library Workers (SSLW) who have updated this bibliography since the first version was created in 2003.  Special thanks go to Sian Brannon for her efforts in updating the May 2021 version.  The ALA-APA would also like to acknowledge the following students of the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, who in the graduate library and information studies course “Information Sources and Services in the Social Sciences” (LIS516) under the guidance of their professor, Dr. Lorna Peterson, contributed as well: Jacob Bigelow; Melissa Blattner; Elizabeth Estes; Melissa Friedler; Chelsea Johnson; Patrick Melfi; and Brandon Morrisey.