Emission of photoelectrons from various sodide salts has been observed over the energy range 3.5-1.5 eV [350-800 nm]. The photoionization action spectrum shows two peaks at 3.4 and 2.0 eV. The quantum yield for emission is low (10 -4 or smaller), indicating a short escape depth of the "hot" electrons which are effectively retrapped. The shape of the higher-energy peak is relatively independent of temperature and is attributed to emission from the sodium anion, Na -. By contrast, the lowenergy emission is markedly broadened and increases more rapidly in amplitude than the second peak when the temperature is increased. This peak, whose shape and amplitude depend on the cation, the complexing agent used, and the age of the film, is attributed to emission of electrons trapped at lattice defect sites. Because the maximum photocurrent occurs at wavelengths at which Na - has its maximum absorption, we suggest a mechanism in which energy transfer from an excited sodium anion to a trapped electron results in electron emission.