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An Excerpt from an Email to the Task Force by ALA President-Elect Maurice J. (Mitch) Freedman dated October 11, 2001 (Less than one month before the first official conference of the Freedman Better Salaries and Pay Equity Task Force).

Information about the 501(C)6-ALA and the Allied Professional Association

American Library Association-Allied Professional Association (ALA/APA) Web page

ALA Press Release on the Establishment of the ALA/Allied Professional Association (ALA/APA)

ALA Midwinter 2002 Council Report to the ALA Committee on Education on the Formation of an Allied Professional Association [501(c)6] from Mary W. Ghikas, Senior Associate Executive Director.

A Response to the 2002 Midwinter Meeting Council Support of the Post-MLS Certification. An outline compiled by Mary Moore, Chair, Committee on Education that responds to questions raised by Council, which includes an outline for possible next steps and an ALA/IPP preliminary budget attached.

Professional Certification and the American Library Association: Q & A-questions related to the process; questions related to the Certified Public Library Administrator Proposal; general questions on certification; other questions.

Proposed Bylaws for a 501(c)6 Allied Professional Organization (January 21,2002)

Tax Status of the American Library Association (Appendix A) Basic Rules

Why Should Librarians Have the Opportunity to Pursue a Voluntary Post-Master's Certification?

Publications By or About the Freedman Better Salaries & Pay Equity Task Force

'ALA President Freedman seeks better salaries for female dominated profession.' ALA Press Release, March 19, 2003.

'Better Salaries& Pay Equity Task Force Holds Meetings,' an article by Better Salaries Task Force Member Gene Kinnaly, who coordinates the Support Staff Working Group of the Task Force. The article appeared on the front page of the LSSIRT (Library Support Staff Interests Round Table) Post Conference 2002 Newsletter.

'For the People Who Work In Libraries,' an article by Maurice J. (Mitch) Freedman that was published in Library Journal on April 1, 2003.

Four members of the Task Force spoke during a panel discussion at ALA Annual in Atlanta, June 15, 2002. Cosponsored by the Library Support Staff Interests Round Table and the Better Salaries & Pay Equity Task Force, "The Role of ALA in Supporting Library Workers Salaries" featured the following papers:
Gene Kinnaly-Salary & Pay Equity Issues for Library Support Staff
Donna Mandel-The Role of Unions in Achieving Better Salaries and Pay Equity

'Librarians want more pay, and they're learning to ask for it.' The article was posted in the local news section of Savannah Now-Savannah Morning News on the Web (Atlanta) on June 19, 2002.

'Librarians Unite for Equal Pay' 2002-2003 ALA President Maurice (Mitch) J. Freedman is quoted in the September 2002 issue of America@Work, Ideas, Info and Ammo for AFL-CIO Leaders and Activists.

Pay Equity, Support Staff, and ALA,' an article by Gene Kinnaly that was published in the March/April 2002 issue of Library Mosaics on pages 8-10 and re-issued with permission.

'Putting Pay First,' an article by Task Force member and Co-Coordinator of the Partnerships/Coalitions/Outreach WG, Michele Leber that was published in Library Journal on April 1, 2003.

'Serve and Starve? Not Now,' Editorial by Library Journal's Editor-In-Chief, John N. Berry III. The editorial appeared in the November 2002 issue of Library Journal.

'The Salary Effort Gets Rolling,' Editorial by Library Journal's Editor-In-Chief, John N. Berry III on the work of the Freedman Task Force on Better Salaries and Pay Equity through the 2002 ALA Annual Conference in Atlanta. The editorial appeared in the July 2002 issue of Library Journal.

'Taking Our Salary Fight to the Streets,' written by Carol Brey, Better Salaries and Pay Equity Task Force member and Director, El Paso Public Library, was published in the April 2002 issue of Library Journal. The full-text of the article is available on the Library Journal Web site at http://libraryjournal.reviewsnews.com/index.asp?layout=articlePrint&articleID=CA206387 (printer friendly version).

'These tighter economic times shouldn't starve our libraries,' written by 2002-2003 ALA President Mitch Freedman. The article was published in the Commentary section of the January 24, 2003 edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer.

'Trends in the Library Profession and the Impact of Technology at the Montgomery College Libraries.' Report prepared by David Orenstein, MLS, MS. Mr. Orenstein is a member of the Publicity Working Group of the Better Salaries and Pay Equity Task Force.

'US radical takes ALA helm': Elspeth Hyams meets new ALA President Mitch Freedman, who wants to see the pay and status of all library workers improve.
Feature article in the July 2002 issue of Library + Information Update, a journal put out by Cilip (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals)
Bibliographic citation to print article: Hyams, Elspeth. (2002). US radical takes ALA helm. Library + Information Update. 1(4), 44-45.


AFSCME (American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees) Living Wage
Online: http://www.afscme.org/

AFL-CIO 'How and Why People Join Unions'

All Eyes on Library Workers as Test Case Decision Looms, A November 2001 report by Better Salaries & Pay Equity Task Force Virtual Member, Phil Teece, Advisor, industrial relations and employment, ALIA (Australia)

California State University (CSU) Librarians-Equal Pay | Comparable Worth | Faculty Status-Judy Reynolds, Head, Library Education and Assistance Program Librarian at San Jose State University Library has done some work on the issue in the past, and posted some pages on the SJSU Library Web site.

'Careers Dominated By Women See Shortages' (focuses on careers in librarianship, teaching and nuring) featured in theblade.com

CILIP is the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, formed in April 2002. It is a new professional body that was formed in the UK after the unification of the Institute of Information Scientists (IIS) and the Library Association (LA)

The Equal Pay Principle, A Report by Better Salaries Task Force Virtual Member, Phil Teece, Manager, personal and industrial relations, ALIA (Australia)

Discrimination Against Senior Librarians, NSW (New South Wales) Administrative Decisions Tribunal
Bonella & Ors v Wollongong City Council 2001 NSW ADT 194 (Includes a letter to the Wollongong City Council General Manager from Phil Teece)

FESS-Federal Economic Self-Sufficiency Standard. This Web site provides links to download a Self-Sufficiency Standard Report by state (a separate Self-Sufficiency report is available for New York City).
The site is sponsored by Wider Opportunities for Women, which promotes Six Strategies for Self-Sufficiency.

98-278 The Gender Wage Gap and Pay Equity : Is Comparable
Worth the Next Step? (updated June 5, 2001 -- 29 pages)

'Hard Slog Wins Best-Ever Wage Decision,' An ALIA report by Phil Teece on the victory of the first pay equity test case for library workers in New South Wales.

Highlights of Women's Earnings in 2001; Wage Gap Persists in 2001: Women Make 75 Percent of Men's Earnings;
The Wage Gap By Education: 2001 available at http://www.feminist.com/fairpay/factsheets.htm

King County Library System-KCLS Union Organizing Committee Web site. This site has been created to provide information about the effort to Organize a Union.

Learn what it takes to become a Librarian. Read the stories of
other Librarians. Learn what Librarians do and about the
different types of Librarians.
(http://www.becomealibrarian.com)-This URL is linked to the same web site as becomealibrarian.org.

Librarians in the 21st Century (Compiled by Syracuse University's School of Information Studies Spring 2000 Class of Masters Students in Library Science)

Librarians -- now 'media specialists'
From "Hamlet" to HTML, from Gogol to Google

The Library Advocate's Handbook

The Library Association's (UK) May 2001 Bulletin Board Correspondences about the Issues of Salaries, Status and Pay Equity

The Library Association's Recommended Salaries for Staff In Government Libraries (Compiled by the Advisory Team in the Members Services Directorate of the LA)

Living Wage Information from West Virginia Public Libraries

The Living Wage Movement

ALA MLS Librarians as Percentage of Total FTF Librarians in Public Libraries (Statistics-Fiscal Year 1999)

The National Committee on Pay Equity

A New Look Through the Glass Ceiling: Where are the Women? The Status of Women in Management in Ten Selected Industries. Data for this report were compiled by the U.S. General Accounting Office, and analyzed by the staffs of Representatives John D. Dingell (D-MI) and Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY).

'North American Demographics Shift and the Implications for Minority Librarian Recruitment'
by DeEtta Jones, ARL Director of Diversity Initiatives

Office of the Director of Equal Opportunity in Public Employment-Pay Equity Case Study (Australia)

Ontario Pay Equity Commission

Outlook for Libarians and the Library Profession

Pay Equity Inequity-NSW (New South Wales), Australia
The following link will take you to details of the job evaluation that Salaries Task Force Virtual Member
Phil Teece worked on with the NSW's Equal Opportunity Bureau

Pay Equity Review-site of the Canadian Federal Government, which is currently reviewing its pay equity legislation.

'Pay Equity Test Case Gives Library Workers Sweeping Win,' an ALIA Press Release from 28 March 2002

Pay Equity Legislation in the 107th Congress
(updated May 30, 2001 -- 12 pages)

Products listing that has been released by The Library Statistics Program (for the last 90 days) by the National Center for Education Statistics

Report of the ALA LSSIRT Task Force on Compensation

'Update to Pay Equity Test Case,' an April 3, 2002 follow-up to the press release announcing the pay equity victory of Library Workers in New South Wales.

"Why do we need a teacher librarian or a school librarian when we have the Internet?" Doug Johnson, Director of Media and Technology at Mankato Public Schools addressed this issue in a Knowledge Quest Column http://www.doug-johnson.com/dougwri/internet.html

A Working Bibliography of Resources Coordinated by the Research and Resources Working Group of the Freedman Better Salaries and Pay Equity Task Force as part of its "Campaign for America's Librarians"

'Report on the Status of Women Employed in the Library of the University of California, Berkeley, with Recommendations for Affirmation Action.' A report prepared by the Library Affirmative Action Program for Women Committee (AAPWC) from December, 1971.

Library Salary Surveys

The Chronical of Higher Education
The Chronical of Higher Education provides information on salary scales for university faculty based on rank and type of institution. This site includes links to a searchable database of Faculty Salaries and average salaries for Full-Time Faculty Members from 2001-2002.

Colorado-for Paraprofessionals

Compensation Guidelines for Kansas Public Library Directors-2003

Go to http://www.libs.uga.edu/govdocs/gapubs.html
click on "Georgia Government Publications Database"
scroll to "Public Databases"
search "Georgia Government Publications"

Increasing Public Library Compensation: a How-to Guide for Vermont Libraries
Prepared by the Personnel Committee of the Vermont Library Association 2003

Library Director Compensation Guidelines developed by the Kansas Library Association and Kansas State Library http://www.skyways.org/KSL/development/salaryguidelines.pdf


Missouri Salary Survey

North Carolina
1998-2003 salary ranges for Duke University Library Support Staff

ED Tab: Public Libraries in the United States, Fiscal Years 2000; 1999
These reports provide summary data about public libraries in the 50 states and the District of Columbia for state by fiscal year in table format. Data includes circulation, library visits, ILL, children's programming attendance, Internet access, staff, income and more.

Public Libraries in the United States: Fiscal Year 2000
National Center for Education Statistics: ED Tabs July 2002

Public Libraries in the United States: Fiscal Year 1999
National Center for Education Statistics: ED Tabs February 11, 2002

St. Charles City-County Library District
-Library Salary Surveys from 1998-2002
The web site (St. Charles City_County Library District)
contains reports of salary surveys conducted from 1998 to
present. Professional and support staff salaries are included.

A Survey of the Role of the Rural Librarian

U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (2000)
Occupational Outlook Handbook (Bulletin 2520)

Available Online:
Librarians: http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos068.htm
Library Technicians: http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos113.htm
Library Assistants and Bookmobile Drivers: http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos147.htm


West Viriginia Library Commission--2002 Salary Survey
(Includes both Academic and Public Libraries)
72 of the 97 public library systems in the state responded
19 of 30 academic institutions responded

Task Force Meeting Minutes

2001 Better Salaries & Pay Equity Conference-White Plains, NY

2002 ALA Midwinter Meeting-New Orleans, LA

2002 ALA Midwinter Meeting-Unions Working Group

2002 ALA Annual Conference-Atlanta Georgia

2002 ALA Annual Conference-Unions Working Group

2002 ALA Annual Conference-Partnerships/Coalitions/Outreach Working Group

2003 ALA Midwinter Meeting-Philadelphia, PA

2003 ALA Midwinter Meeting-Working Group Coordinators Meeting

2003 ALA/CLA Annual Conference-Toronto, ON
Joint Meeting of the Better Salaries & Pay Equity Task Force and the APA Standing Committee (SC) on Salaries
http://www.mjfreedman.org/freedmantf/apasalaries/2003AnnualTFSC.pdf -Draft Posting