Placements & Salaries Survey 2009: Make Sure Your School Gets Counted
Now is the time to get started on the 2009 LJ Placements & Salaries Survey.
Stephanie Maatta -- Library Journal, 10/15/2009
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 2009 survey. There are three stages in the annual LJ Placements & Salaries Survey.
1. 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 2010. Announcements will be forwarded to each school with the web address and other updated information.
2. 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.
3. Get the 2009 surveys to 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 electronic lists to encourage graduates to contact their schools to participate.
If you are a 2009 graduate, make sure that your institution has your current email and mailing addresses. Ask to be included in the 2009 LJ Placements & Salaries Survey. 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.
|Stephanie Maatta, Ph.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org), is Assistant Professor, University of South Florida School of Library and Information Science, Tampa|