importance of salaries in job ads Regina Beach 28 Aug 2002 17:14 UTC


I'm hoping to advertise a serials librarian position soon.  My university's
provost has set a policy of not allowing salaries in job ads.  This severely
limits us in our librarian searches.

We very much need an experienced professional to manage our serials area and
can pay a decent salary (about $35K-40K).

My deep concern is that unless I am able to advertise salary, I will not
have experienced librarians in the pool.  I've been pushing this with my
administration to no avail.  Input from you all (the people we want to hire)
may help.

There are several factors in deciding to apply for a job.  How important is
the salary advertised in the job ad in that decision?

Please post to the list.  Your point of view may help someone else.

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