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!

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Chair: Vacant

Public Library Director Recommended Minimum Salary

In 2016 VLA recommended that a Vermont public library director with a MLS or a BA and a VTLIB certificate of public librarianship, receive a minimum salary of $44,563 ($21.42/hr). 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.
2015 – Vermont Librarians’ Compensation: A Survey and a Toolkit 2015 VLC Slides (PFD, 1.5 MB)
2012 – Public Library Salary Survey 2012 final report
2008 – Salaries and Benefits: A Survey of Vermont Academic Librarians final report


Increasing Public Library Compensation: a How-to Guide for Vermont Libraries 2009 revision.
Public Library Compensation and Salary Survey Analysis (pdf) – a publication of the Working Group on the Status of Libraries in Vermont, 2023


Last updated: December 11, 2023.