Welcome to the VLA Personnel Committee!

The Personnel Committee addresses personnel issues that affect the membership, studies library salary issues, and issues recommendations about minimum salaries. Compensating library employees fairly– it’s the right thing to do! Here’s how we can help you: telephone consultations, informational handouts, worksheets, visits to your library to meet with staff and board members (visits can be counted as continuing education for trustees on the VTlib standards forms). Other ideas? Volunteer for the VLA Personnel Committee today!

Contact Us

Chair: Shara McCaffery
St. Johnsbury Athenaeum
1171 Main Street
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
(802) 748-8291

2015 Public Libraries Compensation Study

Data from the 2015 Public Libraries Compensation Study is being crunched right now! Stay tuned for results in Summer 2015.

Public Library Director Recommended Minimum Salary

VLA recommended in 2014 that the Vermont public library director with a MLS or a BA minimum recommended salary is $43,818 (21.06/hr) with a BA and VTLIB certificate of public librarianship. In addition to the salary, VLA urges a full benefit package.


Compensation Studies

Academic Library Salary Survey - it's time, want to help? Please contact us and let us know.

2012 - Public Library Salary Survey 2012 final report

2008 - Salaries and Benefits: A Survey of Vermont Academic Librarians final report