2005 Annual (Chicago, IL)


Debate: Do Unions or Professional Associations Belong in Libraries?

Maurice Freedman, Westchester Library System (NY); Pamela Wilson, Department for Professional Employees, AFL-CIO; Saul Schniderman, Library of Congress

Hear from proponents and opponents to union presence in libraries. You will have a chance to voice your opinion, too!

Saturday, June 25, 1:30 – 3:30 pm

Networking Breakfast

The winner of Dynix –ALA-APA Award for Promoting Salaries will be announced at this breakfast. It is also an informal opportunity to network with colleagues who are interested in unions and to get answers to your questions.

Sunday, June 26, 7:30 – 8:30 am

Union Subcommittee; AFL-CIO-ALA Library Service to Labor Groups; DPE AFL-CIO

Pay Equity Studies: It Doesn’t Take a Consultant

Jan Feye-Stukas, Robert H. Rohlf Associates; Ray Markey, AFT Local 4100; Lydia A. Morrow Ruetten, Governors State University

How to conduct pay equity studies with and without a consultant

Sunday, June 26, 9:30 – 11:00 am

How Do I Know It’s Discrimination?: Recognizing and Resolving Discriminatory Employment Practices in Libraries

Sharon Tufts, Cleveland Public Library; Julius Rhodes, mpr Group; Desiree Goodwin, Harvard University; Laurie Wardell, Chicago Lawyers Commission on Civil Rights

As charges of discrimination become more and more frequent in libraries it becomes increasingly important that human resources personnel, managers, supervisors, and individual library workers are able to identify and reconcile unlawful practices and disparate treatment in the workplace before they require third-party resolution or formal litigation. This program will look at civil rights and equal employment protections and guidelines for making and handling discrimination.

Sunday, June 26, 1:30 – 3:30 pm

Negotiating Your Next Compensation Package: Tools You Can Use

Mary Pergander, Lake Bluff Public Library; John Keister, John Keister and Associates

This interactive session will give you the opportunity to learn the principles of negotiation and engage in mock negotiations. You will leave the session excited and empowered with tools you need to make your next offer your best offer!

Monday, June 27, 8:00– 10:00 am

Communication Skills for Managers

David Orenstein

How to effectively communicate with and advocate for your staff

Monday, June 27, 1:30 – 3:30 pm

Outsourcing and Downsizing/Downgrading: False Economies or Fiscal Prudence?

Ellen Reich, AFSCME

The same cost-cutting methods that are happening in the for-profit world are being taking hold in libraries. Is it worth it and are there hidden costs?

Monday, June 27, 4:00 – 5:30 pm


Standing Committee on the Salaries and Status of Library Workers

Subcommittees: Saturday, June 25, 7:30 – 9:30 am
Standing Commiteee: Monday, June 27, 7:30 – 9:30 am

Certification Committees

Thursday, June 23, 11 am – 4 pm
Friday, June 24, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Monday, June 27, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Organizational Meetings

ALA-APA Information Session, Sunday, June 26, 10:00 – 10:15 am
ALA-APA Council, Monday, June 27, 10:15 – 11:15 am