The Art of Asking: Salary Negotiation for Library Workers
Sunday, June 26
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Rosen Centre, Room Salon 01/02
Join ALA-APA 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 small group discussion where individuals will have the opportunity to be active participants and will be encouraged to share.
Add this session to your conference mobile scheduler app or through the online scheduler.
FoodKeeper is a new app designed by the USDA to help consumers prevent food waste, save money, and ensure food safety. Now available on Android or Apple. More information is available in this FoodSafety.gov blog article announcing the apps release on April 1, 2015: http://www.foodsafety.gov/blog/2015/04/FoodKeeper-application.html
Includes chapters on a range of retirement topics, including information on spending plans, working part-time, and relocating.
Read the Book: Pre- & post-Retirement Tips for Librarians Edited by Carol Smallwood (2012)
Topics in this book relate to all different types of libraries and range from information on developing grant proposals to supporting professional development opportunities.
Read the Book: The Frugal Librarian: Thriving in Tough Economic Times Edited by Carol Smallwood (2011)
In April 2016, Governor Cuomo signed a bill which will guarantee 12 weeks of partially paid family leave for NY State workers, to take full effect of 67% salary by 2021. This legislation also raises the minimum wage to $15 over the next several years. It’s important to note that family leave provides for paid leave for the care of a new child as well as any family member needing care. Let’s hope this sets a precedent for other states to join CA, WA, RI, NJ, D.C., and now NY in securing family and medical leave benefits.
Read more: Victory for New York State Families at www.governer.ny.gov
“What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important.”
The Eisenhower Matrix is a brilliant visual tool that forces you to assign every task, event and desire, goal etc. in your work and life into just one of four categories, two of which are almost never necessary (can you guess which two these are?):
NOT URGENT/NOT IMPORTANT.
Ike knew what he was talking about! The Matrix is great tool for seeing (often painfully) how much time you spend on what kinds of things, as well as better choosing your priorities for the future.
Try it and let us know what it reveals for you in the comments below!
Read It: The Eisenhower Decision Matrix: How to Distinguish Between Urgent and Important Tasks and Make Real Progress in Your Life , a great summary and explanation of how to use it from, www.artofmanliness.com.
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