why do librarians pay librarians so little?

Michael McGrorty’s blog post with some advance discussion about an article he wrote with Thomas Hennen appearing in American Libraries in October. I’ll jump to the conclusion for a pullquote, but you should read the whole thing. “[A]t the finest public library system in the nation, the starting salary, adjusted for cost of living, comes out to $12,833. That is simply a crime, and one that should be addressed by two parties: the management of the enterprise, and the leadership of the American Library Association”