|Resources for Better Salaries and Pay Equity|
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).
American Library Association-Allied Professional
Association (ALA/APA) Web
ALA Press Release on the Establishment of the ALA/Allied Professional
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
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;
Proposed Bylaws for a 501(c)6 Allied Professional Organization (January
Tax Status of the American Library Association (Appendix A) Basic Rules
Why Should Librarians Have the Opportunity to Pursue a Voluntary Post-Master's
'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:
'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
'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
AFSCME (American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees)
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
'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
Discrimination Against Senior Librarians, NSW (New South Wales) Administrative
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
'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;
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.
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
Librarians -- now 'media specialists'
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.
'North American Demographics Shift and the Implications for Minority
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
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
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.
The Chronical of Higher Education
Compensation Guidelines for Kansas Public Library Directors-2003
Increasing Public Library Compensation: a How-to Guide
for Vermont Libraries
Library Director Compensation Guidelines developed
by the Kansas Library Association and Kansas State Library
Missouri Salary Survey
ED Tab: Public Libraries in the United States, Fiscal
Years 2000; 1999
Public Libraries in the United States: Fiscal Year 2000
Public Libraries in the United States: Fiscal Year 1999
St. Charles City-County Library District
A Survey of the Role of the Rural Librarian
U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
West Viriginia Library Commission--2002 Salary Survey
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
2003 ALA Midwinter Meeting-Philadelphia, PA
2003 ALA Midwinter Meeting-Working Group Coordinators Meeting
2003 ALA/CLA Annual Conference-Toronto, ON