Interesting Findings from the AALL Salary Survey
The 2007 American Association of Law Libraries 2007 Salary Survey is now available online to AALL members.
In addition to statistical tables summarizing salary data by position for each type of library (academic, private firm/corporate, and state, court and county), the report also provides other information, such as member demographics, library budgets and staffing.
Here are some of the more interesting results:
This table shows the average information budget by type of library in 2007. Information budget means the amount spent on library materials (as opposed to staffing and other costs)
Notice the difference in expenditures on print v electronic information by type of library. Also, notice the percentage increases of total budget for 2007. It's likely that this increase is not because new materials are being purchased, but because libraries are paying more to keep what they've got.
Another interesting table shows the various responsibilities of firm librarians, increasingly outside of the library.