May 27, 2017

Placements & Salaries 2015: Make Sure Your School Gets Counted

DEANS, DIRECTORS, AND CHAIRS: If you are a faculty member or a director and your school did not respond fully, now is the time to get started on the next survey. There are three stages in the annual LJ Placements & Salaries Survey.

  • The school must provide the name and email address of the person who will serve as its contact and determine whether the school prefers to use the web or print version of the student survey. Do this online beginning in early 2016. Announcements will be forwarded to each school with the web address and other updated information.
  • Submit the Institutional Survey. The school’s contact tells LJ the number and gender of graduates, the placement activity, and what areas were easier or harder to place for graduates during the year currently surveyed, 2015. This can be done after December graduation or late winter graduations.
  • Get the surveys to the 2015 graduates. Direct graduates to the web survey or distribute and collect paper surveys, and then mail in copies. Numerous outreach efforts will be made through new librarian electronic lists to encourage graduates to contact their schools to participate.

GRADUATES: If you are a 2015 graduate, make sure that your institution has your current email and mailing addresses. Ask to be included in the LJ Placements & Salaries Survey of 2015 graduates. If your institution has chosen not to participate, you can still do so by contacting the author. Please answer all questions: the most frequently omitted information covers gender, salary, and type of institution/library.

This article was published in Library Journal's October 15, 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Suzie Allard About Suzie Allard

Suzie Allard (sallard@utk.edu) is Professor of Information Sciences and Associate Dean of Research, University of Tennessee College of Communication & Information, Knoxville. She is PI or co-PI on grants funded by IMLS, NSF, and other foundations. She is a member of the DataONE Leadership Team and the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations Board of Directors and the winner of the 2013 LJ Teaching Award.

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