ASSOCIATION OF RESEARCH LIBRARIES
ARL ANNUAL SALARY SURVEY 2015-2016
University Library Questionnaire
GENERAL AND DATA INPUT (CSV) INSTRUCTIONS
Important Initial Information
Please complete the online questionnaire by August 31, 2015. Be sure to keep a complete
copy of your submission, including the electronic version of the data for your files. We are
collecting the salary data through the http://arlstatistics.org interface. If you experience
difficulty uploading your CSV files or completing your submission online, please email
email@example.com or call the office at 202-296-2296 for assistance.
This survey is concerned with professional positions only. Since the criteria for determining
professional status vary among libraries, there is no attempt to define the term “professional.”
Each library should report the salaries of those staff members it considers professionals,
irrespective of faculty status or membership in a collective bargaining unit, including, when
appropriate, staff who are not librarians in the strict sense of the term, such as computer
experts, systems analysts, budget officers, etc.
Report individual salaries for the Main, Law, and Medical library on separate CSV files using
the CSV Template at http://www.arlstatistics.org/About/Mailings/ss_2015-16. Add your
institution’s ARL Library Institution Code [LibID] to the template. (See
http://www.arlstatistics.org/about/instno if you do not know your institution code.) We are using
online validation like we did last year. The online validation requires that Part II of your
submission, the Excel spreadsheet portion, be in CSV format. Your online submission will be
successful only if the spreadsheet is in CSV format.
Use “Percent” to determine if an employee works full-time or part-time. All full-time
employees have Percent = 1.00, i.e., they work 100% of a full-time schedule....