MONEYTALKS LIVE!: Making it Happen

During the 2003 ALA/CLA Joint Annual Conference in Toronto, ON, participants shared experiences and planned activities to advance the struggle for better salaries, benefits, and working conditions for library workers.
When: Saturday, June 21, 1:30-3:30pm
Where: Crown Plaza Caledon/Oakville

MONEYTALKS LIVE!: Making it Happen Meeting Notes

THE ALA Special Presidential Task Force on Better Salaries and Pay Equity invites you to subscribe to its new, open discussion list, MONEYTALKS. Discussion addresses topics relating to better salaries and pay equity and provides a forum for library workers to share their experiences. The list is monitored by members of the Better Salaries and Pay Equity Task Force, and ideas presented will be considered for follow-up by the Task Force. Participants are also encouraged to plan their own activities, author Council proposals, etc. You do not need to be an ALA member to post and read.

You can subscribe to MONEYTALKS by:

sending an email to


by going to the web page at and clicking on the subscribe link on the right side.

A list of topics brought up and discussed on the MONEYTALKS list.
Headings include:

academic libraries

education quotes
action plans evaluation resources
activism/advocacy FAQs rural libraries
administrators fundraising salary
ALA's role gender staff
ALA Council government jobs staff development
ALTA's role government support status
APA's role groups success stories
association publications internal surveys, statistics, research
benefits library [other] tactics
bibliography MLS talking points
budgets negotiating Toronto Program ideas
career other groups unions
comparable worth publicity work requirements

If you--especially if you're a cataloger or indexer--would like to take a crack at improving this list, please contact Jenna Freedman