October 28, 2016

Placements & Salaries 2016: Bouncing Back


The first placements and salaries after completing library and information science (LIS) programs reported this year provide a snapshot of a healthy job market characterized by rising salary levels and work that calls for both traditional and non­traditional skills and roles.

Placements & Salaries 2016: Charting the Job Course


The LIS profession is expanding into unexpected venues. As we did last year, we focused on whether graduates were employed in the LIS field or outside of it.

Placements & Salaries 2016: Explore All the Data


Details on jobs and pay for 2015 LIS grads, broken down by region, type of role, school, and more.

Placements & Salaries 2016: Survey Methods


LJ contacted 51 accredited library and information science (LIS) schools in the United States and offered each the opportunity to participate in the survey.

Placements & Salaries 2016: Make Sure Your School Gets Counted


Deans, Directors, and Chairs: If your school did not respond fully, now is the time to get started on the next survey.

Placements & Salaries 2012: Types of Placements

Specifics related to type of agency and job responsibility likewise offer other images and measures of professional achievement.

Placements & Salaries 2012: Emerging Jobs, New Titles


“Challenges have been plentiful!” was the common refrain across the 2011 graduating class. As the general economy continues its slow climb out of recession, this past year offered ongoing unemployment and stiff competition for jobs, especially for school library media specialists and reference librarians. However, despite erroneous media reports that library and information science (LIS) is a dying field, there were numerous bright spots and unprecedented gains, ranging from positive salary growth to increased numbers of placements in agencies outside of library environments, and an exciting array of descriptors available to students seeking work inside the LIS field and elsewhere.

Placements & Salaries 2012: Geography of Jobs

Salaries for new LIS graduates exhibited healthy growth that was dependent upon multiple factors, including regional differences such as relative cost of living and population density, while longitudinal data indicates that region plays a role in salary levels.

Placements & Salaries Survey 2012: Explore All the Data

Details on jobs and pay for 2011 LIS grads, broken down by region, type of role, school, and more.

Placements & Salaries 2012: Microcosms & Gaps


In a year that brought highs and lows for many graduates, the salary gap widened again with a 14.9% chasm between women and men.