2006 Annual (New Orleans, LA)

ALA-APA Programs and Meetings (check your program for locations)

Saturday, June 24

10:30-noon – Benefits – Past, Present, Future American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)

This session will look at which benefits have typically been and are currently being offered in libraries and what benefits groups are looking at for the future.

1:30-3:30 pm – Better Salaries and Pay Equity Advocacy Training Mary Berman, Robert Bellinger

Learn the latest advocacy techniques, hear about successful salary/pay equity campaigns and create your own advocacy campaign theme.

4:00-5:30 pm – Certification Overview: What’s In It For Me? Christine Lind Hage, Eva Poole, Jenifer Grady

Welcome library workers who are interested in becoming certified, institutions and consultants who want to be providers, and division representatives who want to launch a program!

4:00-5:00 pm – Open Mike on Salaries in Libraries

Join us for a discussion on the topic of library workers salaries: what’s happening with salaries; what needs to be done; what ALA-APA can offer; and how you can make a change by taking part in committee activities.

Sunday, June 25

7:30-8:30 am – Networking Breakfast

The winner 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.

10:30-noon – Getting Even: How Library Staff Can Get Paid Fairly

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.

1:30-3:30 pm – Affordable Healthcare Options Jim Brown

Selection of topics covered: rights and protections; purchasing private health insurance; government-subsidized plans; negotiating hospital bills; and pharmacy cards.

1:30-3:30 pm – Getting What You’re Worth Salary Workshop Mary Pergander

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 – Ignored Too Long: the Benefits of Managing a Library with a Union John Buschman, Steve LaBash, Dorothy Warner

This panel will examine library management fundamentals that union environments encourage or require.

Monday, June 26

8:00-10 am – FLSA, FMLA, and Other HR Acronyms: What You Need to Know Mark S. Ruderman, Esq.

Exempt vs. Non-Exempt–Mandatory vs. Voluntary– Overtime vs. Comp Time–To terminate or not to terminate–to eat or not to eat–these are just some of the questions addressed.

4:00-5:30 pm – Communication Skills for Managers David Orenstein

How to effectively communicate with and advocate for your staff.


Standing Committee on the Salaries and Status of Library Workers

Working Groups: Saturday, June 24, 8:00 – 9:30 am
Standing Committee: Sunday, June 25, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Certification Committees

Certified Public Library Administrator Program Certification Review Committee: Friday, June 23, 2:00 – 5:00 pm (CLOSED)
Certification Program Committee: Saturday, June 24, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
CPLA CRC and CPC: Monday, June 26, 4:00 – 6:00 pm (portions CLOSED)

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