March 16, 2018

Placements & Salaries Survey: 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 2012 survey. There are three stages in the annual LJ Placements and Salary 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 2012. 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. This can be done after December graduation or late winter graduations.
  • Get the surveys to the 2012 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 listservs to encourage graduates to contact their schools to participate.

GRADUATES If you are a 2012 graduate, make sure that your institution has your current email and mailing addresses. Ask to be included in the LJ Placements and Salaries Survey of 2012 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.

Please contact Stephanie Maatta ( with any queries.