LIS salaries: cause for concern?

Younger, Paula LIS salaries: cause for concern? Library and Information Research News, 2002, vol. 26, n. 82, pp. 43-53. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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Information from a range of sources was collated to examine salary levels in a variety of advertised LIS posts over a two-month period. Sectors and geographical locations were compared, and the resulting data put into context by use of ‘average house price’ data for the geographical regions examined. Briefly, factors such as the fact that LIS tends to be a female dominated profession and underemployment are examined. The role of the membership body is also examined in helping to obtain improved levels of remuneration. The effect of chartership status on the pay levels in the advertisements in the sample is also discussed. Some practical suggestions are given as to how CILIP might promote the profession, thereby perhaps raising the salary levels for its members.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: LIS salaries, chartership, pay levels, CILIP
Subjects: F. Management. > FE. Personnel management.
G. Industry, profession and education. > GE. Staff.
Depositing user: Kristina Brown
Date deposited: 14 Mar 2005
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:00


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