NCLA’s Pay Equity Project:It’s About More than Loving being a Librarian!


  • Beverley Gass Guilford Technical Community College



             The North Carolina Library Association recently completed an ambitious undertaking – a salary survey of every public and academic library in the state. The impetus behind the project was to assess pay equity of library positions in the state, and the survey also included every local government and institute of higher education in North Carolina.  The result of this large-scale project is an impressive set of searchable and customizable databases of all survey findings, available to each and every participating organization, most likely including your library!  As you’ll see from the statistics provided in this article, pay equity of library positions remains a problem in North Carolina.  Findings from this project can help your library more effectively seek out funding for salaries.