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Upcoming Events

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 Upcoming Events



ALA-APA Programs at the ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC June 21-28, 2007

Friday, June 22

10:30-11:30 am - Salary Surveys - What the Librarian and Non-MLS Surveys Tell Us Jenifer Grady - Renaissance, 12

This session will summarize and compare the results of the Librarian and non-MLS Salary Surveys, conducted by ALA-APA: the Organization for the Advancement of Library Employees.

2:00-4:00 pm - Getting Even: Evelyn Murphy Tells How Library Staff Can Get Paid Fairly - Hyatt, Farragut Square

Evelyn Murphy, author of Getting Even: Why Women Don't Get Paid Like Men and What To Do About It, will suggest how library employees can mobilize to get paid fairly.

4:00-5:00 pm - Open Mike on Salaries in Libraries: Your Opinion Counts - Renaissance, 14

What do you think about library salaries and status? Join us to talk about library workers' salaries: what's happening with salaries; what needs to be done; what the ALA-APA: the Organization for the Advancement of Library Employees can offer; and how you can make a change.

Saturday, June 23

10:30 am - noon - Justice You Can Bank On: ALA, ALA-APA and the National Committee on Pay Equity Michele Leber , National Committee on Pay Equity; Connie Cordovilla, American Federation of Teachers; Elisabeth Gehl, Business and Professional Women-USA - JW Marriott, Russell

Join us for a brief history of the ALA and ALA-APA's relationship with the National Committee on Pay Equity, learn about Equal Pay Day, then find out how two pieces of federal legislation, the Fair Pay Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act, will have an impact on you!

1:30-3:30 pm - Getting What You're Worth Salary Workshop Vicki Burger - Washington Convention Center, 103B

This interactive session will give you the opportunity to learn the principles of salary negotiation during your interview and your promotions and engage in mock negotiations.

1:30-3:30 pm - Rural and Small Libraries vs. Small Salaries Moderator Carol Barta, Assistant Director, North Central Kansas Libraries System, and Chair, ALA Committee on Rural, Native and Tribal Libraries of All Kinds; Jenifer Grady, director, ALA-APA; Judy Rule, director, Cabell County (WV) Public Library; and Amy Grasmick, director, Kimball Public Library, Randolph, VT

Salaries for Librarians working in rural areas have historically been far below their urban counterparts. How can rural libraries make their salaries more competitive and attract qualified people to their job openings? Our Panel will discuss where salaries now stand and how some places are addressing the issue. Co-sponsored with the ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS)

Sunday, June 24

7:30-8:30 am - Networking Breakfast - Marriott Metro Center, Montreal

The winners of the SirsiDynix-ALA-APA Award for Promoting Salaries will be honored at this breakfast. It is also an opportunity to network with colleagues who are interested in unions. The 2006-2007 winners are Alachua County Library District, Gainesville, Florida; Connie Vinita Dowell, San Diego State University; and Teresa McMahan, Sullivan County Library System, Blountville, TN.

10:30 am - noon - Certification Update: What's Happening with CPLA and Other Programs? Eve Tallman, Denise Zielinski, Larry Nash White, Metta Lansdale, Alice Shands - JW Marriott, Dirksen

Welcome library workers who are interested in becoming certified, institutions and consultants that want to be providers, and division representatives who want to launch a program! Hear from CPLA candidates and providers.

Monday, June 25

4:00-5:30 pm - Benefits You Can Afford Jim Brown, Actors' Fund of America - Washington Convention Center, 159A

Selection of topics covered: rights and protections; purchasing private health insurance; government-subsidized plans; negotiating hospital bills; and pharmacy cards.


Labor's Voices 3


April 26-28, 2007 - CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY


Join hundreds of grass roots activists, journalists, organizers, labor communicators and media-makers who are organizing workers and communities into a new and vital movement. Labor's Voices 3 is an opportunity to:



  • Explore media's role in organizing and building a new workers' movement;
  • Build worker power through communications traing;
  • Connect disparate constituencies in unions, worker centers, independent media and universities;
  • Discuss labor media and media reform to amplify workers voices;
  • Develop a national labor media strategy


    National Library Workers Day - Libraries Work Because We Do!

    Tuesday, April 17, 2007


    Submit a Star for National Library Workers Day on April 17, 2007


    CHICAGO - Start the celebration early for National Library Workers Day (NLWD) by submitting information about your favorite worker and what makes him or her special to the NLWD Stars Web site – www.ala-apa.org/about/nlwdstarsform.html. NLWD is celebrated on Tuesday, April 17, during the American Library Association (ALA)-sponsored National Library Week.


    NLWD is sponsored by ALA-APA: the Organization for the Advancement of Library Workers, which advocates for improving the salaries and status of librarians and support staff.


    NLWD Stars will be featured on the National Library Workers Day site for one year. Stars will also be honored at the ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC. Download the free NLWD poster from http://www.ala-apa.org/about/nlwd_poster.pdf, which tells patrons, trustees, and colleagues how to submit a Star. Self-nominations are accepted.


    The deadline for submission is April 17.


    NLWD is a day for library staff, users, administrators and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers. Ideas for how to celebrate in your library are here: http://www.ala-apa.org/about/ideas.html and http://www.ala-apa.org/about/NLWDflyer07.pdf (large file).


    Proud of the work you do? Shop at the ALA-APA NLWD Online Store - http://www.cafepress.com/ala_apa - for t-shirts, buttons, mugs and posters that proclaim “Libraries Work Because We Do”.


    Libraries are encouraged to use National Library Workers Day to focus on the value of their staff: individuals or units responsible for the number of materials selected, acquired, cataloged, checked out and back in, and shelved; for handling requests and sending them to other libraries; for answering reference questions; for planning, publicizing and presenting programs; for developing and maintaining the library's Web site; for managing the library and for other elements of library service.


    Customizable tools and materials in English and Spanish to help libraries promote National Library Workers Day in their local media are available on the ALA-APA Web site at www.ala-apa.org/about/nlwd.


    The list of NLWD Stars, will be updated weekly. Contact the ALA-APA Office to tell us how you will be celebrating – 800-545-2433, x2424 or jgrady@ala.org.

    Equal Pay Day, on April 24, 2007, is closely related to NLWD because libraries are staffed predominately by women, and library workers tend to be underpaid. Equal Pay Day highlights the gap between the wages of men and women. For more information, see the NCPE website at www.pay-equity.org.


    National Library Week (April 15-21) press materials, programming suggestions and display ideas can be found on the ALA Web site at http://www.ala.org/ala/pio/natlibraryweek/nlw.htm in both English and Spanish. The theme for 2007 is “Come Together @ your library®.” The site includes a link to National Library Week products available from ALA Graphics, including posters, bookmarks and key chains.


    Let’s celebrate the wonderful work of library employees on that day because, after all, Libraries Work Because We Do.


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