August 20, 2017

Placements & Salaries 2016: Make Sure Your School Gets Counted

If your school did not respond fully, now is the time to get started on the next survey. There are three stages in the annual Placements & Salaries Survey.

  1. THE SCHOOL MUST PROVIDE THE NAME/EMAIL OF THE PERSON WHO WILL SERVE AS ITS CONTACT to In early spring 2017, announcements will be emailed to each school contact with survey links and deadline information.
  2. SUBMIT THE INSTITUTIONAL SURVEY. The school’s contact responds with the number and gender of graduates, details about placement assistance given, and trends in employment positions.
  3. GET THE SURVEY TO 2016 GRADUATES. Send graduates LJ’s survey link, or conduct an independent survey and share your raw data with LJ. Numerous outreach efforts may be needed to encourage graduates to participate.

GRADUATES: If you are a 2016 graduate, make sure that your institution has your current email address. Ask to be included in the LJ Placement & Salaries Survey of 2016 graduates. If your institution has chosen not to participate, you can take part by contacting

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Suzie Allard About Suzie Allard

Suzie Allard ( 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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