Category Archives: Salaries

3 Practical Steps to Plan for an Early Retirement

Are you looking forward to the day when you no longer have to get up by a certain time in order to make it to work? Can’t wait for the time when you don’t have to attend those dreaded staff meetings? If you have been thinking about the possibility of retiring any time soon, you’ll want to be prepared. The author of this article offers three steps you can take to make early retirement a realistic possibility.Read the rest

2016 ALA-APA Salary Survey Available

For the first time since 2007, a new edition of the ALA-APA Salary Survey: Non-MLS-Librarian – Public and Academic is available. The online database format captures salary data that is current as of the library budgets which are filled closest to March 1, 2016.  Survey participants include 451 respondents including 223 non-ARL academic libraries (response rate of 22.5%) and 228 public libraries (response rate of 31.3%) from across the country. Respondents of the survey reported on 14,166 salaries which are Read the rest

3 Tips to Negotiate a Government Salary

In government, the reason giving the most for why people fail to negotiate salaries is the belief that public sector salaries are non-negotiable. The author of this article says this is a common misconception. Yes, there are strict guidelines that accompany hiring authorities on the local, state, and federal level of public service. However, negotiating a higher salary can be done. This article gives tips for how to do it.Read the rest

The Art of Asking: Salary Negotiation for Library Workers

Join ALA-APA on Sunday, June 26, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. in the Rosen Centre – Salon 01/02 (during the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando – #alaac16) to discuss salary and non-salary compensation negotiation issues in library hiring and promotion. We will review best sources for salary information, discuss common barriers to negotiation success, and offer concrete advice to empower library workers of all levels of experience to negotiate with ease and confidence. A portion of this session will involve facilitated Read the rest

Today –April 12th– is Equal Pay Day: Women Still Earn Less Than Men

Despite passage of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, which requires that men and women in the same work place be given equal pay for equal work, the “gender gap” in pay persists. Earnings for women who work full-time are only about 79% of their male counterparts’ earnings. For women of color, the gap is even worse. Today, April 12th, symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. Read the rest

What the Gender Pay Gap Really Looks Like by Industry

You’ve probably heard of the gender pay gap before.  And you’re probably familiar with the statistic that women earn 78 cents for every dollar a man earns.  But did you know that according to FastCompany, a new study (from PayScale) which uses salary data from more than 1.4 million full-time employees reveals that men aren’t just out-earning women in male-dominated fields? Men make more money in every industry. This article gives some interesting statistics along with a list of Read the rest

2015 ALA-APA Salary Survey: Librarian – Public and Academic Now Available Online

The 2015 edition of the ALA-APA Salary Survey: Librarian – Public and Academic is now available online. 657 academic and public libraries from across the country participated in the survey which captures data through the end of 2014. Library directors and human resources staff reported more than 10,920 salaries, giving this year’s survey a remarkable 39 percent response rate.

Data is shown for public libraries serving populations under 10,000 to more than 500,000; and for academic libraries at community colleges, … Read the rest

The Art of Asking: Salary Negotiation for Library Workers

Join ALA-APA for an introduction to the principles of salary negotiation, with a focus on libraries. In this session, we will discuss salary and non-salary compensation issues to consider in library hiring and promotion, review best sources for library salary information, and offer concrete advice to empower library workers to negotiate with ease and confidence. Speakers: Tiffany Allen (University of North Carolina), Elisa Topper (McCook Public Library) and Dale McNeill (San Antonio Public Library).

The Program will be held on … Read the rest

Do You Know How Much Library Workers in Your Area Make?  You Should.

By Qaddafi SabreeNLWD DCLA EVENT

For the typical American worker, discussions of salary and income can be a sensitive subject. Most of us would like to think that we’re being paid a fair wage for the knowledge and skills that we bring to our jobs. No one wants to be underpaid or undervalued. For this reason, it’s important that we are aware of what the typical salary range is for our respective positions.

In observance of National Library Workers Day, the DC … Read the rest

Do Your Homework Before Rolling Your Retirement Nest Egg Into An IRA

You’ve probably seen all the ads urging you to roll over your 401(k) savings into an IRA. It’s something people often explore when they’re leaving their jobs.  This Daily News article explains that the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) warns that it is important to understand what you are getting into and the costs involved.  FINRA recently issued tips for making a sound decision.… Read the rest