Assessing Law Librarian Career Stages Striking a Balance Survey * 1. How long have you worked in the law library profession? 0-3 years 4-9 years 10-15 years 16+ * 2. Do you think that you will be able to advance as far as you would like prior to retirement? (Please choose the option that you like the best.) Yes, there are enough routes to the job positions that I want. Yes, even if I don't attain the position, I will attain the salary I want. No, the salary I had hoped to attain prior to retirement is no longer an option. No, the higher level positions are not going to be accessible to me prior to retirement. * 3. What law librarianship career path are you most closely associated with and what is the highest position you have held? Academic Law Firm Public Court Government Entry-level Mid-level management Upper-level management Subject matter expert, non-management * 4. Do you have a spouse/partner with career concerns to balance? Yes No * 5. Are you caring for children under 18 years? Yes No * 6. Are you limited by personal commitments on where you live geographically? Yes No * 7. Do you agree/disagree/somewhat agree with this statement?: “My employer encourages work-life balance initiatives.” Agree Disagree Somewhere in-between agree/disagree * 8. If you do not unreservedly agree with Q7, will you identify a reason or reasons (list) that stand in the way of your work/life balance? * 9. Do you agree/disagree/somewhat agree with this statement?: “Law librarianship is a profession in which I feel work-life balance is easy to achieve.” Agree Disagree Somewhere in-between agree/disagree * 10. If you agree with Q9, please type in Agree, but if you do not wholeheartedly agree with Q9, will you suggest ways your employer ought to encourage work-life balance? Click to Submit. Thank you for your time! Results will be discussed in a 2017/2018 Spectrum article.