It's been over a decade since Library Journal conducted a job satisfaction survey. That study, in 1994, brought attention to the graying of librarianship and has been quoted widely in both government and media. It also unleashed passionate discussion of salaries, image, and job challenges and persuaded us to do two other surveys, on non-MLS librarians and on librarians of color.
It's time for another wide-ranging survey of the field"”and, like that earlier study, published November 1, 1994–we want it to be more than a mere statistical report. We hope you'll participate by clicking on the link below (or copy and paste it into your browser). The survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.
Results of the survey will be shared in a cover story in the May 1 Library Journal. As a thank you for participating, your library will be entered into a drawing to win one of two $250 American Express Gift Cards.
We understand that much of this data is sensitive in nature and pledge that all data will be shown in aggregate form only. With your permission, an editor may contact you to discuss your comments further for inclusion in the article. We will respect any requests for anonymity in these conversations.
Thank you in advance for your time. Please share this link with your colleagues. We want to hear from a wide swath of library staff in all kinds of jobs and at all levels.