2008 Annual (Anaheim, CA)

Friday: 6/27/2008 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Anaheim Convention Center 203A
Managers Who Have the “Union Advantage”
Tom Galante, Director, Queens Borough Public Library
Susan Veltfort, President, Local 1857, WSCCCE, AFSCME, AFL-CIO, King County Library System (WA)
John Buschman, Associate University Librarian, Georgetown University Library (DC)
This program features library managers who will offer tips on how to achieve positive working relationships with unionized library staff.

Friday: 6/27/2008 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm, Hilton Palos Verdes
ALA-APA Angels Reception: Celebrating Five Years of Progress
The ALA-APA is celebrating its 5th anniversary by honoring the people and organizations that have helped it grow and flourish over the last five years. Come celebrate our past achievements and be a part of our bright future. ALA-APA was established to certify individuals in specializations beyond the initial professional degree and support of pay equity initiatives to improve the salaries and status of librarians and other library workers. Tickets for this fundraising event are $25 and may be purchased online at http://www.ala.org/template.cfm?section=alaregistration&template=/cfapps/registration/change/default.cfm and on-site.

Saturday: 6/28/2008 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, Hilton Capistrano B
Getting What You’re Worth Salary Negotiation Workshop
Jenifer Grady
This interactive session will give you the opportunity to learn the principles of salary negotiation during your interview and performance reviews and engage in mock negotiations.

Sunday: 6/29/2008 7:30 am – 8:30 am, Anaheim Convention Center 213D
SirsiDynix – ALA-APA Better Salaries Breakfast
Roy Stone, President, Librarians Guild AFSCME Local 2626, Los Angeles Public Library
The winner of the Sirsi-Dynix – 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.

Sunday: 6/29/2008 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, Anaheim Convention Center Oceanside
Lobbying for Operational Expenses
Emily Sheketoff, Executive Director, ALA Washington Office
Many of us know how to raise money for new buildings and materials, but what about raising the funds that pay operational expenses, like salaries and utilities? The techniques may be similar, but the messages to your potential funders (citizens, university administration, board members, etc.) will be VERY different.

Monday: 6/30/2008 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, Hilton Monterey
Toot Your Horn: Improving Your Image
Donna Cardillo
Donna Cardillo, RN (www.dcardillo.com) is a nurse, career development “guru”, professional keynote speaker, author, consultant, and coach.  She knows that librarians, like nurses, don’t get the status and credibility they deserve, so she’ll tell us how to change that!

Monday, 6/30/2008, 10:30 a.m. – 12 noon, DIS Magic Kingdom 1
Dude, Where is My Retirement?
Thomas Mackell, J.D., M.A., Ph.D., Chairman of the Board of Directors, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Steven Wallace, Ph.D., Associate Director, UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, and Professor, UCLA School of Public Health
Mackell is the author of When the Good Pensions Go Away: Why America Needs a New Deal for Pension and Health Care Reform, published in April 2008 by Wiley Press. Cosponsored with AFL-CIO-ALA Joint Committee on Library Services to Labor Group.

Monday: 6/30/2008 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm, Hilton La Jolla
Becoming a Better Public Library Manager: Certification Works!
Darla Wegener, Director of Library Services, Lincoln Public Library (CA)
Nanette Donohue, Technical Services Manager, Champaign Public Library (IL)
Roberta Thomas, Administrative Librarian, Grayslake Area Public Library District (IL)
Karen Jessee, Senior Librarian, Jacksonville Public Library (FL)
Denise Zielinski, Director Information Services, Dupage Library System (IL)
Dr. Arlita Harris, Program Coordinator, University of North Texas LE@D Program
Welcome library workers who are interested in becoming certified, institutions and consultants that want to be providers, and division representatives who want to launch a program! Hear from CPLA candidates and providers.

Monday: 6/30/2008 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm, Anaheim Convention Center 203A
Valuing Staff: Employee Relations and Recognition Programs
Maureen Sullivan, Maureen Sullivan Associates
Amy Paulus, Head of Access Services, University of Iowa Libraries
Brian Keith, Library Human Resources Officer, University of Florida Libraries
How do you show your staff that they are the most valuable assets in the library? Staff at all levels will want to find out innovative ways to improve employee relations, and how to budget and change policies if necessary.  Also sponsored by LSSIRT and LAMA.

Committee Meetings

Thursday: 6/26/2008 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Anaheim Convention Center 206B
Library Support Staff Certification Program

Friday: 6/27/2008 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Anaheim Convention Center 203A
Joint Certification Committees – CPLA CRC and CPC – portions closed

Saturday: 6/28/2008 8:00 am – 10:00 am, Hilton Conf Room 13
Salaries and Status of Library Workers Working Groups

Saturday: 6/28/2008 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Hilton Conf Room 13
Promotion and Fundraising Committee

Saturday: 6/28/2008 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Hilton Conf Room 14
Publishing Committee

Sunday: 6/29/2008 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Hilton Conf Room 7
Salaries and Status of Library Workers Committee

Organizational Meetings

  • COO, Saturday, June 28, 12:15 – 1:30 pm, Anaheim Convention Center 205B
  • Bylaws, Saturday, June 28, 3:30 – 4:00 pm, Hilton Conf Rm 6
  • Budget Analysis and Review Committee & Finance and Audit Committee, Tuesday, July 1, 8:00 – 9:00 am, Hilton Laguna A
  • ALA-APA Information Session, Sunday, June 29, 10:00 – 10:30 am, Anaheim Convention Center Ballroom B/C
  • ALA-APA Council, Monday, June 30, 10:15 – 11:15 am, Anaheim Convention Center Ballroom B/C