Staffing 2009

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I am satisfied with management’s recent decisions regarding the library.
  2009 2008
Agree 27% 33%
Mostly agree 42% 45%
Ambivalent 16% 16%
Mostly disagree 13% 6%
Totally disagree 3% 1%
I am satisfied with my compensation.
  2009 2008
Agree 29% 32%
Mostly agree 39% 38%
Ambivalent 12% 13%
Mostly disagree 15% 17%
Totally disagree 5% -
In general I am satisfied with my job.
  2009 2008
Agree 41% 47%
Mostly agree 43% 38%
Ambivalent 8% 12%
Mostly disagree 8% 3%
Totally disagree - -
How many of the firm’s offices have libraries and library staff?
  2009 2008
All offices 1% 9%
More than half of the offices 37% 44%
Less than half of the offices 44% 30%
Only the main office 18% 16%
How many librarians does the firm employ firmwide?
  2009 2008
Average 8.48 9.29
Median 6 7
How many paraprofessionals does the library employ firmwide?
  2009 2008
Average 4.44 5.74
Median 3 4
How has the number of full-time employees changed in the past two years?
  2009 2008
We have more 13% 44%
We have fewer 57% 18%
We have the same number 26% 38%
Is it harder to recruit law-trained librarians now than it was five years ago?
  2009 2008
Yes, it’s harder 24% 60%
No, it’s easier 30% 1%
The market for recruiting law-trained librarians has remained the same. 46% 39%
What is the average number of hours a full-time research staff member bills to clients each year?
  2009 2008
Average 347 378
Median 350 300
What is the average billing rate of the library staff?
  2009 2008
Average $155 $145
Median $150 $145

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