Personnel Files Practices Survey, 1980-1981
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Brief Description: Personnel File Practices Survey, including questionnaires returned from academic, public and special libraries to the Section's Economic Status, Welfare and Fringe Benefits Committee, showing name and location of library and files content, access and retention policies. Some responses include comments and copies of relevant personnel regulations. For about 10% of the completed questionnaires the responding library is not identified. While some committee members tallied replies, the responses were used in preparing guidelines for personnel files and the committee did not tabulate or publish the results of the survey. Responses were solicited with the statement that all replies will be treated as confidential.
Held at:
The American Library Association Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL 61802
Phone: 217 333 0798
Fax: 217 244 2868
Email: ala-archives [at]
Record Series Number: 27/13/16
Created by: Personnel Administrative Section, Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA)
Volume: 1.0 Cubic Feet
Acquired: 04/07/1989.
Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by state name and by library type (academic and public) thereunder
Biographical Note for Personnel Administrative Section :

The Executive Board of the ALA created the Board on Personnel Administration on July 17, 1936 (1).  In June 1937, Council changed its name to the Board on Salaries, Staff and Tenure.  In October, 1940, Council changed its name to the Board on Personnel Administration.  This section is responsible for general personnel administration in all types of libraries.  Illustrative of the fields of interest are the recruitment and promotion of able people to positions of all levels of library service, certification of librarians, fair employment practices, equal employment opportunities, classification and pay plans, inservice training of all professional and non-professional workers, principles of tenure and intellectual freedom, personnel administration, relations between libraries and pertinent municipal and educational agencies, staff management, ethics, personnel measurement, and guidance, and staff welfare programs (2).

Executive Committee

Economic Status, Welfare, and Fringe Benefits


Staff Development

Subject Index
Library Administration
Personnel Files
Languages of Materials
English [eng]