The annual SirsiDynix-ALA-APA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Promoting Salaries and Status of Library Workers was presented to Jim Fish, Director of Baltimore County Public Library; AFSCME Local 1526 of the Boston Public Library; and Eileen Muller, president of the Brooklyn Library Guild, Local 1482 (honorable mention) on June 25th. This annual award for $5000 is sponsored by the SirsiDynix Corporation for an individual, group of individuals or institution that has made an outstanding contribution to improving the salary and status of library workers in a local, regional or national setting. Eileen Muller was represented by Alison Hendon. Muller worked to increase wages of more than 950 workers from Brooklyn Library Guild, Local 1482, including librarians.
The Boston Public Library AFSCME Local 1526 was able to raise support staff salaries by 10% through a lengthy effort. Elissa Cadillic, President, was pleased to announce that the $3000 award will be used to send library workers to conferences and training.
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