2018: Use of Library Jobline Jumps Again

Postings for library jobs continued to rise in 2018, according to LRS’s popular library job posting website, LibraryJobline.org. In 2018, 815 jobs were posted—the most ever since the service’s launch in 2007. Average hourly salaries for Academic ($23.28) library positions remianed steady, while Public ($21.98) library positions dropped slightly. The average hourly salary for School libraries ($22.37) rose again and has recovered from its low in 2015 ($16.62). Read on to learn more about how the rest of 2018 shaped up. 

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Check Out Colorado State Parks 2017

Check Out Colorado State Parks, the result of a partnership between Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Colorado State Library, provides 297 Colorado libraries with two park passes and adventure backpacks filled with information and educational activities. Patrons of participating public, military, and academic libraries can check out a backpack for a week at a time to visit state parks for free. In 2017, 806 patrons completed a survey about their experience with the program.

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2016: Library Jobline Holds Steady

Postings for library jobs remained steady in 2016, according to LRS’s popular library job posting website, LibraryJobline.org. In 2016, 673 jobs were posted—the most ever since the service’s launch in 2007. Average hourly salaries for Academic library positions remained steady ($21.96) and Public library positions ($22.09) increased by 6% since 2015. The average hourly salary for School libraries ($19.22) recovered from its low in 2015 ($16.62). Read on to learn more about how the rest of 2016 shaped up.

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Check Out Colorado State Parks

Check Out Colorado State Parks, the result of a partnership between Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Colorado State Library, provides 287 Colorado libraries with two park passes and adventure backpacks filled with information and educational activities. Patrons of participating public, military, and academic libraries can check out a backpack for a week at a time to visit state parks for free. Between June and November 2016, 720 patrons completed a survey about their experience with the program:

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Challenged Materials in Colorado Public Libraries, 2015

Every year, the Library Research Service’s Public Library Annual Report surveys Colorado public libraries about challenges to their materials or services. The libraries that report receiving one or more challenges are then asked to provide additional information. This Fast Facts addresses the number, nature, and outcome of the challenges reported in 2015.

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2015: The Rise of Library Jobline Continues

Postings for library jobs continued their upward trajectory in 2015, according to LRS’s popular library job posting website, LibraryJobline.org. In 2015, 656 jobs were posted—the most ever since the service’s launch in 2007—and almost 3 times that of 2009’s low of 228 postings. Average hourly salaries for Academic ($21.79) and Public ($20.80) library positions were at an all time high, though the average salary for School libraries ($16.62) fell by 20% since its high in 2012 ($20.74). Read on to learn more about how the rest of 2015 shaped up.

2014: A Banner Year for Library Jobline

Library jobs have officially recovered from the Great Recession, according to LRS’s popular library job posting website, LibraryJobline.org. In 2014, 615 jobs were posted—the most ever since the service’s launch in 2007—and more than twice that of 2009’s 228 jobs, a site low. We also saw the highest average starting wages for positions preferring the MLIS ($24.45 per hour) and requiring the MLIS ($25.31 per hour). Read on to learn more about how the rest of 2014 shaped up.

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2012 U.S. Academic Librarian Salaries: The West & Southwest Region Remains Competitive

As the country slowly recovers from the latest economic recession, librarians and future librarians are looking to salary comparisons to better understand their current and potential earnings. The ALA-APA Salary Survey provides this information annually for positions requiring an ALA-accredited master’s degree. Here, we take a look at some of the highlights from this survey:

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For more information, see our Fast Facts, “2012 U.S. Academic Librarian Salaries: The West & Southwest Region Remains Competitive.”

All data reported here are from the 2012 ALA-APA Salary Survey: Librarian—Public and Academic report from the American Library Association-Allied Professional Association.
The West/Southwest region includes the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
*Insufficient data for this category.