Archived Event

Making the Connection: How Salaries Affect Recruitment in Libraries

Date : Apr 23, 2005
Start Time : 12 p.m. Eastern
Length : 01:01:57

Supplemental Material

Celebrate National Library Week by joining the Dynix Institute in its support of the American Library Association and the American Library Association-Allied Professional Association as they recognize National Library Workers Day with this interactive webcast featuring research, resources, and real-world examples of how salaries impact library recruitment activities.

ALA President Carol Brey-Casiano will introduce the program and give a “state of the industry” analysis of how the library world is changing in relation to the economy and the population. The groundbreaking film, “Working @ Your Library: For Love or Money?” will be shown. Library workers who have successfully waged a salary and/or status improvement campaign will share their stories. Finally, Em Claire Knowles, Assistant Dean at Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science, will present research that illuminates the ties between salaries and recruitment.

This program will also provide best practices to help library staff see and validate the connection between salaries and recruitment and the importance of addressing these issues.

National Library Workers Day

Established in 2004 by the American Library Association-Allied Professional Association, the purpose of National Library Workers Day is to recognize all library workers, including librarians, support staff, and others who make library service possible every day. Libraries are encouraged to use National Library Workers Day to focus on 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 website; and for other elements of library service.