Read the WArS/SAA Salary Survey Report!

The Women Archivists Section Salary Survey, created by the Women Archivists Section (WArS) of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) and funded by the SAA, inventories salary, employment, and leadership in the archives profession. The survey was developed in response to member interest in salary data about the archives profession and, in particular, in data about women archivists across intersectional identities. While the survey gathered data that gives context to employment in the archives profession by gender, it also sought to gather data on how identities such as age, race/ethnicity, sexual identity, and socioeconomic status interact to affect outcomes on salary, employment, leadership, and professional advancement in the field.

Survey responses were collected from April 17, 2017 to May 17, 2017. After the survey was closed Jodi Reeves Eyre and Robin Israel of Eyre & Israel, LLC, were hired to assist with initial data analysis of the employment survey in collaboration with WArS co-chairs Stacie Williams and Bethany Anderson and the WArS steering committee. This report summarizes demographic information revealed through the survey and the initial analysis of the survey data. This initial analysis explores how identities affect several aspects of employment within the archives field.

The raw data collected from the survey will become available when access and use policies are finalized. Our priority is protecting the privacy of our respondents.

Read the Salary Survey Report here: https://www2.archivists.org/sites/all/files/WArS_Salary_Survey_Report.pdf.

Position Announcement: Women Archivists Section Salary Survey Project Assistant

Society of American Archivists, Women Archivists Section Salary Survey Project Assistant (paid)

 Description: The Women Archivists Section (WArS) of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) is in need of a short-term paid project assistant to assist with data analysis of a new employment survey of SAA members. The project assistant will help collect, sort, and perform preliminary analysis of survey data. The project assistant will work under the direct supervision of the WArS co-chairs and in collaboration with the WArS steering committee and the SAA staff.

Minimum Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of training and experience necessary to perform the work; experience with survey instruments (such as SurveyMonkey, Qualtrics), analyzing qualitative data, and preparing survey data reports; general knowledge and basic application and use of concepts, theories, and terminology in the social and behavioral sciences. Must be an SAA member.

Preferred Education and Experience: Master’s degree in Library and Information Sciences *or* equivalent combination of training and experience necessary to perform the work; experience designing, implementing, and analyzing qualitative surveys; advanced experience with data analytics.

Stipend: $1,800

Term: 60 hours maximum (to be completed by July 1)

Please forward a résumé and cover letter to women.archivists.roundtable@gmail.com by May 9, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact Stacie Williams at smariwilliams1979@gmail.com or Bethany Anderson at bgandrsn@gmail.com.

 

 

SAA and WArS Launch Salary Survey!

The Women Archivists Section (WArS) and the Society of American Archivists invite you to take part in a research survey about salary, employment, and leadership in the archives profession. The survey, created by WArS and funded by SAA, is being conducted in response to interest by members for more recent and comprehensive salary data about the archives profession, and seeks to explore the ways in which age, race, gender identity, and socioeconomic status interact to affect outcomes on salary, employment, leadership, and professional advancement in the field.

The survey period will begin on Monday, April 17, and end on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. It should take approximately 30 minutes to complete the survey online. We are not collecting or storing IP information, nor are we asking for personally identifiable contact information or the name of your place of employment. Taking part in this survey is completely voluntary. You can withdraw at any time if you do not wish to complete the survey. If you discontinue your participation, any information gathered up to that point will be discarded.

We hope this survey will provide useful and meaningful data about the profession that can be used to study and advocate for equitable application of labor and compensation throughout the field.

Thank you in advance for your participation!

You can access the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/M62KKFH