Guide to Negotiating the Offer
Accepting and Negotiating Your Offer
Successful salary negotiation: What librarians must know before negotiating salary
Deciding If It’s the Right Job for You
Job Offer Evaluation Matrix
Evaluating Your Target Salary and Offers
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Occupational Handbook provides national and regional data on a number of career paths in the LIS field.
Other Sources of Data
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) publishes regular reports on the salaries of Academic Librarians. Check with the iSchool Library to see if a more recent report is available.
Many public institutions have salary and budget data available to the public, for example, UW-Madison salary data.
ALA-APA salary survey: a survey of library positions requiring an ALA-accredited Master’s degree
Be sure to compare the cost of living between where you live now and where you might relocate to, to ensure the salary being offered will meet your cost of living needs.
Sperling’s Best Places Cost of Living Calculator