Volume 4, No. 1• January 2007
Ignored Too Long: The Benefits of Managing a Library with a Union, by John Buschman, Steve LaBash, and Dorothy Warner [adapted from the program sponsored by American Library Association-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA) at the American Library Association Annual Conference in New Orleans on June 25, 2006].
In sum, unionized library faculty have both rights and responsibilities to the library and its services as a whole, and their sponsoring institution. If the status is meaningful beyond a mere title, then librarians must take the responsibilities and the power they have seriously and utilize them judiciously, and this means going well beyond pleasing “the boss.”