February 17, 2018

Survey Methods

LJ received responses through either the institutional survey or individuals representing 38 of the 48 American Library Association–accredited LIS schools surveyed in the United States and from 1,789 of the reported LIS graduates. Michigan, University of Texas at Austin, and Wisconsin (Madison) prepared their own surveys.

Schools were provided the choice of responding by paper or e-survey, with most going the electronic route. Some graduates and schools reported incomplete information, rendering some data unusable. For schools that did not complete the institutional survey, data were taken from graduate surveys and thus are not full representation of all graduating classes.

We are pleased that some schools that were unable to participate in the past were able to do so this year, including Louisiana State University and Valdosta State University.

The following schools declined to participate, did not respond to calls for participation, or had no graduate participation: Emporia State University, UCLA, University of Maryland, North Carolina Central, North Carolina Greensboro, Queens College, Southern Connecticut State University, University of Southern Mississippi, University of South Florida, and University of Tennessee. The Canadian programs, including Alberta, British Columbia, Dalhousie, McGill, Montreal, Toronto, and Western Ontario, conduct their own annual salary and placements surveys and do not participate in the LJ annual survey. The University of Puerto Rico does not participate.

Stephanie L. Maatta About Stephanie L. Maatta

Stephanie Maatta, Ph.D. (es7746@wayne.edu), is an Assistant Professor at Wayne State University School of Library Information Science, Detroit