Making the Connection: How Salaries Affect Recruitment Webcast

On National Library Workers Day, Tuesday, April 12, “Making the Connection: How Salaries Affect Recruitment in Libraries” was presented by the American Library Association and the ALA-Allied Professional Association. More than 100 people were able to participate through our site and the Dynix Institute, which hosted “overflow” seating. The speakers, your colleagues, gave us valuable information on how to evaluate and affect the connection between recruitment and salaries.

ALA President Carol Brey-Casiano introduced the program and gave a “state of the industry” analysis of how the library world is changing in relation to the economy and the population. The groundbreaking film, “Working @ Your Library: For Love or Money?” was shown. Library workers who have successfully waged a salary and/or status improvement campaign shared their stories. The speakers were Mary George and Chris Christman, Placer County Public Library (CA); Kerry A Ransel, Auburn University (AL); Leo G. Agnew, University of Missouri; and Lawrence Jennings, Brooklyn Public Library. Em Claire Knowles, Assistant Dean at Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science, capped off the Webinar by presenting research that illuminates the ties between salaries and recruitment.

You may view the slides and listen to the presentation by following the instructions below. If you only want the slides, there are available on the ALA-APA Web site at http://www.ala-apa.org/about/
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If you have trouble, please click on the Support or Help links on the Live Meeting site or contact ALA-APA at 800-545-2433, x2424, jgrady@ala.org.

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Viewing Instructions

To view the recording:

  1. Please click the link below, enter your name and click View Recording.

    http://www.placeware.com/cc/events/view?id=ALA-0412&pw=ZN3HGQ

  2. You may be asked to enter your e-mail address and company name. If required, please enter your information and click View Recording.

  3. There are two options— the Microsoft Office Live Meeting Replay shows the Webcast as it was presented live and the Basic Recording shows the slides with a link to the audio for each slide.

Alternate Viewing Instructions

  1. Go to: http://www.placeware.com/cc/events/view

  2. Enter your first and last name.

  3. Enter the following Recording ID: ALA-0412

  4. Enter the following Recording Key: ZN3HGQ

  5. Click View Recording.

  6. You may be asked to enter your e-mail address and company name. If required, please enter your information and click View Recording.