image © Dawn EndicoARL is offering a series of free Skype calls designed to support LibQUAL+ survey administrators and to help administrators share expertise with one another. Online registration for the “Spring into LibQUAL+” Skype series is now open for five calls to be held from January through March 2014.
The calls will be hosted by Martha Kyrillidou, senior director of ARL statistics and service quality programs, and Amy Yeager, library relations coordinator for statistics and assessment at ARL.
ARL salary and demographics webcast seriesVideos of four webcasts highlighting uses of data from the ARL Annual Salary Survey are now available on ARL’s YouTube channel. The webcasts address what data are available through ARL, how these data can be used locally to make a case for better salaries, how to develop equitable salary structures, and how to analyze demographic information and trends about aging and other characteristics.
ARL Statistics 2011-2012ARL has released the ARL Statistics 2011–2012, the latest in a series of annual publications that describe the collections, staffing, expenditures, and service activities of ARL’s 125 member libraries. Of these, 115 are university libraries (16 in Canada and 99 in the US); the remaining 10 are public, governmental, and nonprofit research libraries (1 in Canada, 9 in the US).
ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics 2011-2012ARL has released ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics 2011–2012, which presents data describing collections, expenditures, personnel, and services in 61 health sciences libraries at ARL member institutions in the US and Canada.
In 2011–2012, the reporting health sciences libraries held a median of 206,553 volumes, spent a total of $240,179,507, and employed 1,867 FTE staff. Expenditures for materials and staff accounted for the bulk of total expenditures, at approximately 50% and 38% respectively. Respondents reported spending a total of $11,470,533 in one-time resource purchases and $105,414,313 in ongoing resource purchases.
ARL Academic Law Library Statistics 2011-2012ARL has released ARL Academic Law Library Statistics 2011–2012, which presents data describing collections, expenditures, personnel, and services in 74 law libraries at ARL member institutions in the US and Canada.
In 2011–2012, the reporting law libraries held a median of 438,034 volumes, spent a total of $224,500,879, and employed 1,957 FTE staff. Expenditures for materials and staff accounted for the bulk of total expenditures, at approximately 49% and 45% respectively. Respondents reported spending a total of $19,074,157 in one-time resource purchases and $83,484,120 in ongoing resource purchases.
ARL Annual Salary Survey 2012–2013The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has published the ARL Annual Salary Survey 2012–2013, which analyzes salary data for all professional staff working in the 125 ARL member libraries during 2012–2013. Data are reported for 10,072 professional staff in the 115 university ARL libraries and for 3,823 professional staff in the 10 non-university ARL libraries. In the Salary Survey, data for university library staff are usually reported in three distinct groups: general library systems, health sciences libraries, and law libraries.
Total library expenditures, multiple institutions
(Click to enlarge image)ARL has released the 2011–2012 ARL Statistics dataset through ARL Statistics Analytics, a subscription-based service for nonmember libraries, vendors, commercial parties, and others interested in accessing the final, verified ARL Statistics data through an interactive interface. (ARL member institutions enjoy free access to the analytics as a benefit of membership.) ARL Statistics is a series of annual data-collection activities that describe the collections, expenditures, staffing, and service activities for the member libraries of the Association of Research Libraries.
LibQUAL+ is pleased to announce the opening of registration for 2013. With an ever-expanding community composed of libraries from over 25 countries around the world, now is the time to kick-start your assessment with the capability to benchmark with more than a million completed surveys.