Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Labor Programming at ALA Annual

At this year's upcoming ALA Annual Conference, two sessions have been scheduled related to labor and employment. 

Sunday June 29th3-4pm in LVCC N263
Join ALA-APA for an interactive introduction to the principles of salary negotiation during the hiring or promotion process. In this session, panelists will provide an overview of salary and non-salary compensation issues to consider before you accept an offer, discuss common barriers to success, and offer concrete advice to both entry-level and established library staff looking to improve their negotiating skills. You will leave the session excited and empowered with tools you need to make your next offer your best offer! Featuring Maureen Sullivan (Maureen Sullivan Associates), Dale McNeill (San Antonio Public Library), Leo Agnew (U. of Iowa Libraries), and Kathryn Kjaer (U. of California Irvine Libraries.) Sponsored by the ALA-APA Standing Committee on the Salaries & Status of Library Workers

Monday June 30th10:30-11:30am in LVCC N236
The rich labor history of Las Vegas will serve as the setting to understand the impact “right-to-work” laws have on the workforce. This program will provide librarians with information they can use to help their patrons and community members understand the impact of “right-to-work” laws. This program will feature Professor James P. Kraft, author of Vegas at Odds: Labor Conflict in a Leisure Economy, 1960-1985. He will discuss the changing fortunes of organized and unorganized labor as Las Vegas evolved from a small, somewhat seedy desert oasis into the glitzy tourist destination that it is today. Danny L. Thompson, Executive Secretary Treasurer of the Nevada State AFL-CIO will shed light on how right-to-work has affected union membership in Nevada. Sponsored by the AFL-CIO-ALA Joint Committee on Library Service to Labor Groups, RUSA.

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