Thursday, June 14, 2007

Programs for the People at ALA 2007

ALA-APA invites you to the following PROGRAMS FOR THE PEOPLE at the ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC.

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 Panel - 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.

Come to the ALA-APA Programs for the People at ALA Annual in Washington, DC - !

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