Phoenix Public is set to raise its salaries by more than a third in the next two years as part of a strategy to increase its workforce to more than 15,000.
Librarians will also receive a pay increase to $70,000, a 50% increase over the current base salary of $52,000 per year, the library said in a statement.
The salary increase will take effect immediately and is based on the percentage of the library’s overall staff that is employed full time, including full-time library staff.
“Our library has a strong commitment to the public, and this increase reflects the strong need to ensure we continue to serve the community we serve,” said Linda Dutton, Phoenix Public’s vice president of corporate communications and public affairs.
“Our commitment is to build on our long-standing efforts to build a library that serves our community, and we are proud of our work in this regard.”
The Phoenix Public library also plans to expand its campus and expand the use of technology in order to better meet the needs of its patrons.
The library is also expanding its mobile apps.
Phoenix Public is currently hiring libraries in addition to librators.
The library is one of the top public libraries in the country.
Librators earn about $85,000 a year.
It is also the largest public library in Arizona, with 1,700 employees and an average daily attendance of 1,400 people.