ARL directors: Two decades of changes

Marcia J. Myers, Paula T. Kaufman

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This study examines a wide range of changes among ARL directors from 1970-1989 on such variables as gender, previous positions held, and volumes in the collections. In 1970, there were no female directors of ARL libraries; in 1989 there were 32 female directors. This increase has changed the demographic characteristics of ARL directors. As a group, female directors are younger, have fewer years of service, earn higher average salaries, and have received higher increases in their libraries' budgets when they assumed their jobs than male directors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)241-254
Number of pages14
JournalCollege and Research Libraries
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences


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