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MLA Survey of Personnel Characteristics, 2009

The following survey was administered in early 2009 via Survey Monkey.  Respondents were given identical surveys for parts 1, 3, and 4, while Part 2 varied based on the response to the first question in that section.

Part 1:  Education and Background
Part 2:  Employment
              Part 2a:  Library/Archives
              Part 2b:  Student/Unemployed
              Part 2c:  Other Music/Library Commercial Sector
Part 3:  Scholarly, Creative, and Service Activities
Part 4:  Demographics

Part 1:  Education and Background

1.     Please indicate below the degrees/certifications/diplomas you have earned, including areas of study and years awarded.  Select all that apply.

DEGREES OR STUDY IN MUSIC  

Presented as:

BA  [dropdown list of majors]   [blank for year]
BM [dropdown list of majors]   [blank for year]
MA [dropdown list of majors]   [blank for year]
Etc.

_   BA (or equivalent)                       
_   BM (or equivalent)                      
_   MA               
_   MM, MME            
_   PhD/DMA/EdD                 
_   diploma                  
_   undergraduate coursework in music but not major                     
_   graduate coursework in music; no degree              
_   other (please specify):               

 

Choices for degree drop-downs:

musicology / music history 
ethnomusicology      
music education  
music therapy
music theory
music composition          
music administration       
music technology
vocal performance
instrumental performance        
conducting
other (please specify):                                     

PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY DEGREES AND/OR ARCHIVAL CERTIFICATION   [including year awarded]:

_   BA (or equivalent)           
_   ALA- accredited Master's of Library and/or Information Science [dropdown:  with music librarianship specialization, without music specialization]
_   Non-ALA-accredited Master's of Library and/or Information Science [dropdown:  with music librarianship specialization, without music specialization]
_   Archival Certification
_   PhD (in a subject besides music)

DEGREES IN FIELDS OTHER THAN MUSIC OR LIBRARY SCIENCE    [including year awarded]:

_   BA/BS                major:          
_   MA/MS              major:          
_   PhD/EdD            major:          
_   other (please specify)      major(s): _____________________         

 

2.     Are you actively pursuing a degree or certificate now? [dropdown]:

_   yes
_   no

Degree/certification: Major or concentration: _____________________

3.     Please list any languages other than English in which you have some proficiency and indicate the degree of proficiency on the following scale [repeatable]:

language [blank]:  

proficiency [dropdown]:

_   basic or bibliographic knowledge
_   some reading or speaking ability
_   moderate reading or speaking ability
_   fluency or near fluency

 

Part 2 for Library and Archives

1.     Please indicate below the type of institution in which you are employed.
        _   Academic or conservatory library (from each group below, select the attributes that best describe your institution)
               Highest level of music degrees granted
               _   undergraduate
               _   masters and/or post baccalaureate
               _   doctoral

               Type of institution (select all that apply):
               _   private institution
               _   state-supported institution
               _   conservatory, school of music, or conservatory within a larger institution     

               Total student enrollment at your institution:
               _   fewer than 2,000 students
               _   2,000 - 5,000 students
               _   5,000 - 10,000 students
               _   more than 10,000 students

               Total number of music majors (both undergraduate and graduate):
               _   1-50
               _   51-100
               _   101-200
               _   201-300
               _   301-400
               _   401 or more

_   Public Library
_   School library
_   Orchestra library
_   Archive or special collection not affiliated with an academic institution or public library
_   Governmental library (Federal, State, Armed Services)
_   Other library: ___________________________________

2.     Are your current position's responsibilities [check one]:

_   primarily related to music
_   split between music and non–music subjects
_   primarily unrelated to music

3.     If your current responsibilities are primarily or partly related to music, do you work in:

_   an integrated collection with no separate service point for music
_   a separate music, media, or performing arts collection housed within a larger collection
_   a physically separate branch music and/or performing arts library
_   other (please specify):

 

4.     For each task listed below, please indicate whether you have primary, secondary, or no responsibility.  [dropdowns next to each entry for primary, secondary, no responsibility]

_   administration/management of unit or library       
_   supervision (including volunteers or students)        
_   reference   
_   library instruction    
_   classroom teaching (other than library instruction)
_   circulation 
_   cataloging/ database maintenance           
_   systems/computer or technical support       
_   media technical support           
_   acquisitions
_   collection development                             
_   conservation/preservation       
_   marketing/sales/fundraising     

5.     How many years have you worked in your current position:

_   less than a year
_   5 years
_   5-10 years
_   10-20 years
_   more than twenty years

6.     How many hours per week are officially assigned to your position? ______

7.     What percentage FTE is your current position? (use your institution's definition of FTE):_____

8.     What is your annual salary range?
__ under $20,000
__ $20,000-$30,000
__ $30,001-$40,000
__ $40,001-$50,000
__ $50,001-$60,001
__ $60,001-$70,000 
__ $70,001-$80,000
__ $80,001-$90,000
__ $90,001-$100,000
__ over $100,000

 

9.     Which of the following best describes the status of your position:

_   tenured faculty
_   tenure-track faculty
_   permanent or continuing faculty (other than tenured or tenure-track)
_   professional staff
_   classified staff
_   non-renewable contract (e.g. a temporary position, however long, with a termination date)
_   other (please specify):

10.  How many total FTE staff (including librarians and paraprofessionals but excluding student, internship, or volunteer positions) work in your library? _____

11.  How many FTE librarians work in your library? _____

12.  How many total FTE staff (using the above definition) work in your department, unit, or branch? _____

13.  How many FTE librarians work in your department, unit, or branch? _____


14.  If you have an MLS, did you work as a library clerk or paraprofessional prior toearning your MLS?
_   yes [dropdown:  how long?]
_   no
_   not applicable

15.  If you have an MLS, did you work as a library clerk or paraprofessional after earning your MLS?
_   yes [dropdown:  how long?]
_   no
_   not applicable

16.  Do you have, or have you had a graduate assistantship:
_   yes, in a music library or archive
_   yes, in a non-music library or archive
_   no
_   not applicable

17.   Is your position represented by a union or bargaining unit?
_   yes
_   no

 

18. Have you ever (please check all that apply):      
_   sought the assistance of a résumé review or career counseling service?               
__  participated in a practicum or internship for professional development?
_   been employed in a library residency or fellowship program?   
_   participated in leadership training?

Continue with Part 3

 

Part 2 for Student/Unemployed

1. Please indicate your current status.
_   Student
_   Unemployed (job seeking)
_   Unemployed (not job seeking)

2.  If you have an MLS, did you work as a library clerk or paraprofessional prior to earning your MLS?
_   yes
_   no
_   not applicable

If YES, for how long? _____

3.  If you have an MLS, did you work as a library clerk or paraprofessional after earning your MLS?
_   yes
_   no
_   not applicable

If YES, for how long? _____

4.  If currently unemployed, have you worked in a professional position in a music library in the past?
_   yes
_   no
_   not applicable

5.  Do you have, or have you had a graduate assistantship:
_   yes, in a music library or archive
_   yes, in a non-music library or archive
_   no
_   not applicable

6.  Have you ever (please check all that apply):
__   participated in a practicum or internship for professional development?
_   been employed in a library residency or fellowship program?   
_   participated in leadership training?
_   participated in a mentoring program?
_   sought the assistance of a library-specific résumé review or career counseling service (MLA's Résumé Review Service or Placement Service, ALA's Placement Services)?
_   sought the assistance of a general résumé review or career counseling service (monster.com, career counseling center at an academic institution, etc.)? 

Continue with Part 3

 

Part 2 for Other Music/Library Commercial Sector

1. Please indicate the field in which you work.
_   Bibliographic utility or other commercial library service
_   Music or book publishing
_   Sound recording industry or distribution
_   Educator (including library school faculty and faculty in disciplines other than music)
_   Performing musician
_   Preservation consultation / service
_   Other: ___________________________________

2.  How many years have you worked in your current position:
_   less than a year
_   5-10 years
_   10-20 years
_   more than twenty years

3.  How many hours per week are officially assigned to your position? ______

4.  How many people work in your organization?
_   1-5
_   6-10
_   11-20
_   21-50
_   51 -100
_   101 or more

5.  What is your annual salary range?
_   under $20,000
_   $20,000-$30,000
_   $30,001-$40,000
_   $40,001-$50,000
_   $50,001-$60,001
_   $60,001-$70,000
_   $70,001-$80,000
_   $80,001-$90,000
_   $90,001-$100,000
_   over $100,000

6.  Have you worked in a music library or archive in the past?
_   yes
_   no

7.  Have you ever (please check all that apply):
__   sought the assistance of a résumé review or career counseling service?                   
_   participated in a practicum or internship for professional development?
_   been employed in a library residency or fellowship program?   
_  participated in leadership training?  

Continue with Part 3

 

Part 3:  Scholarly, Creative, and Service Activities

SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES

1.  Have you ever....?

_   published reviews (of books, scores, recordings, software, etc.)
_   published articles, book chapters, or encyclopedia entries
_   published books (author or co–author)
_   edited books, journals, or newsletters organized sessions or workshops (through national or regional organizations or agencies)
_   taught or led sessions or workshops (through national or regional organizations or agencies)
_   presented papers or poster sessions at national or regional conventions

CREATIVE ACTIVITIES

2.  Have you ever...?

_   given recitals (as soloist, principal performer, or featured composer)
_   received grants, commissions, or other awards or honors for artistic work 
_   published compositions
_   appeared on recording, video, or radio/television broadcast (e.g., as featured performer or composer)

SERVICE ACTIVITIES

3.  Have you ever...?

_   been appointed to a committee, working group, or task force in a professional organization
_   chaired a committee, working group, or task force, or coordinated a roundtable in a professional organization
_   served as a special officer (e.g. publicity, placement) in a professional organization
_   served as a board member in a professional organization
_   served as a panel member at a committee/subcommittee/roundtable meeting in a professional organization
_  other (please describe):

 

Part 4:  Demographic Data

1.  What is your age?

 _   20-30
_   31-40
_   41-50
_   51-60
_   61-70
_   71-80
_   81 or above  

2.  What is your gender?

_   Female
_   Male

3.  What is your race or ethnic origin? (check all that apply):

_   White
_   African/African American
_   Asian
_   Pacific Islanders, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders
_   Native American including Alaskan
_   Latino
_  Other

4. Your sexual orientation:

_   bisexual
_   heterosexual
_   lesbian/gay

5. Country ____________ and State or Province ____________ in which you work.  

6. Are you currently a member of the national MLA organization?

__yes
  For how many years?
   __ less than a year
   __ 1-5 years
   __ 5-10 years
   __ 10-20 years
   __ more than twenty years

__ no

 

7. If you currently are a national MLA member, please rate the importance of the following factors in your decision to become or remain an MLA member:  [Likert scale; 1 = Not important, 5 = Very Important]

_   Notes       
_   MLA Newsletter            
_   career advisory services (Résumé Review Service, Placement Service, etc.)
_   opportunities for mentoring and/or being mentored 
_   contact with other members of the profession        
_   conference attendance  
_   important for institutional promotion         
_  other (please describe):  

8.  If you currently are not a national MLA member, or at any time had a lapse in membership, please indicate the importance of the following factors regarding your decision:

_   MLA not relevant to my professional goals or interests            
_   change in employment position or situation      
_   cost of membership    
_   member of other relevant national music organization (e. g. AMS, Sonneck Society, SEM)
_   member of other relevant national library organization (e. g. ALA, SAA, ACRL)
_   national organization duplicates chapter offerings     
_   institution holds membership
_   non-inclusive atmosphere 
_   other (please describe):
_   not applicable

9. Please place a check mark (P) beside library, professional, or scholarly music groups other than MLA to which you currently pay membership dues:

_   national library or archival associations other than MLA (ALA, IAML, SAA, etc.)
_   state or regional library associations
_   utility or system user group (e. g. III, NOTIS, MOUG)
_   scholarly music associations (e.g. AMS, SEM, SAM,)
_   performing or composers organization or association
_   other professional or academic associations (e.g. AAUP, MENC, NATS)




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The Music Library Association is the professional association for music libraries and librarianship in the United States. Founded in 1931, it has an international membership of librarians, musicians, scholars, educators, and members of the book and music trades. Complementing the Association’s national and international activities are eleven regional chapters that carry out its programs on the local level.