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SPEC Kit 302: Managing Public Computing (November 2007)

SPEC Kit 302 explores the management of library public computing, i.e., those computers that are located in public spaces for use by patrons, as distinct from staff computers and servers. By jointly looking at the scale of the public computing operations, the staffing and organizational structure, budgets, upgrades, maintenance, security, polices, and assessment, the survey pulls together and expands on issues covered in several previous SPEC Kits. It includes documentation from respondents in the form of job descriptions, public computing policies and procedures, and organization charts.

This publication is available for purchase in both online and print versions. Download the spec-kit-purchase-options-2013.pdf  for complete pricing and purchase options information.

Link to the online SPEC Kit 302 on the ARL Digital Publications website.

 
   

ARL Annual Salary Survey 2006-2007

This report analyzes salary data for all professional staff working in the 123 ARL member libraries during 2006–07. Data are reported for 9,824 professional staff in the 113 university ARL libraries and for 3,832 professional staff in the 10 non-university ARL libraries.

This publication is available for purchase in both online and print versions. Download the arl-salary-survey-purchase-options-2013.pdf for complete pricing and purchase options information.

Link to the online ARL Annual Salary Survey 2006-2007 on the ARL Digital Publications website.

 
 

SPEC Kit 293: External Review for Promotion and Tenure (August 2006)

SPEC Kit 293 explores the policies and procedures that ARL member libraries use in the external review process for candidates who are eligible for promotion, tenure, or continuing appointment. It examines how external reviewers are identified and asked to participate in the review process, what instructions are given to reviewers, what materials are included in candidates’ portfolios, and the criteria for evaluating candidates’ portfolios, among other questions. It includes documentation from respondents for external review procedures and innstructions to external reviewers.

This publication is available for purchase in both online and print versions. Download the spec-kit-purchase-options-2013.pdf  for complete pricing and purchase options information.

Link to the online SPEC Kit 293 on the ARL Digital Publications website.

 
 

ARL Annual Salary Survey 2005-2006

This report analyzes salary data for all professional staff working in the 123 ARL member libraries during 2005–06. Data were reported for 9,655 professional staff in the 113 university libraries and for 3,921 professional staff members at the 10 nonuniversity libraries at ARL member institutions.

This publication is available for purchase in both online and print versions. Download the arl-salary-survey-purchase-options-2013.pdf for complete pricing and purchase options information.

Link to the online ARL Annual Salary Survey 2005-2006 on the ARL Digital Publications website.

 
 

SPEC Kit 290: Access Services (November 2005)

A PDF of SPEC Kit 292 is available here pdf spec-kit-290-access-services.pdf.

A print copy is available for $45.00 ($35.00 ARL members) plus shipping and handling.

 
 

SPEC Kit 289: Managing Large Projects (October 2005)

A scanned version of SPEC Kit 289 is available full view through HathiTrust. pdf View the document here »

A print copy is available for $45.00 ($35.00 ARL members) plus shipping and handling.

 
   

Education and Training for Careers in Special Collections: A White Paper Prepared for the Association of Research Libraries Special Collections Task Force

Responding to data gathered by the 1998 Survey of Special Collections in ARL Libraries and anecdotal evidence, the ARL Task Force on Special Collections investigated issuesrelated to education and training needs for careers in special collections. The resulting white paper considersthe scope of need, surveys the current environment, and proposes recommended strategies and action items for ARL and other organizations and groups.

pdf special-coll-career-training-nov04.pdf

 
   

SPEC Kit 283: Grant Coordination (September 2004)

A scanned version of SPEC Kit 283 is available full view through HathiTrust. pdf View the document here »

A print copy is available for $45.00 ($35.00 ARL members) plus shipping and handling.

 
   

Demographic Change in Academic Librarianship

Stanley J. Wilder • 2003 • ISBN 0-918006-97-X • 76 pp.

Demographic Change in Academic Librarianship revisits the retirement projections in Stanley Wilder's 1995 age demographics report and presents an updated analysis of demographic trends that are based on newly available ARL and U.S. census data. While the 1995 report focused on the impact of retirements on the profession, Demographic Change in Academic Librarianship recognizes the connection between the aging of the profession and new entries to the population. In addition to presenting new projections for retirements through 2020, this study updates the age profile of librarians in ARL academic libraries and examines the age, race, gender, and skills of new library professionals.

Print copies are available for $55.00 plus shipping & handling.

 
           

SPEC Kit 270: Core Competencies (October 2002)

A scanned version of SPEC Kit 270 is available full view through HathiTrust. pdf View document here »

 
             
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