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  1. 1. Factors That Add Value $$$ When The Salary Is Non-Negotiable Texas Woman’s University Libraries
  2. 2. <ul><li>Connie Maxwell [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Annita Owens [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Greg Hardin [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>ALA Annual Conference </li></ul><ul><li>Saturday, June 23, 2007 http://www.twu.edu/library/ala/ </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>How much are you worth? </li></ul><ul><li>External Factors </li></ul><ul><li>Internal Factors </li></ul><ul><li>Negotiate with the Decision Maker </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>How much are you worth? </li></ul><ul><li>Market Demand </li></ul><ul><li>+ </li></ul><ul><li>Skill Level </li></ul><ul><li>====== </li></ul><ul><li>Salary </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Market Demand: Research the “going rate” for the job: </li></ul><ul><li>ALA-APA Salary Surveys </li></ul><ul><li>Association for Research Libraries. ARL Annual Salary Survey 2006-07. </li></ul><ul><li>ALA Survey of Librarian Salaries 2006. Summary Report: Librarian Salaries 2006: Beginning Librarian Salaries Improve. By Jenifer Grady and Denise Davis </li></ul><ul><li>State Libraries Reporting Salary Data: Summary of Data – 2006. </li></ul><ul><li>PayScale.com </li></ul>
  6. 8. <ul><li>How to Determine Worth </li></ul>Examples Where/When Used Skills Skills Inventory Worksheet (DeLuca)
  7. 9. <ul><li>External Factors: </li></ul><ul><li>Taxes </li></ul><ul><li>Property Value/Housing Costs </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Quality of Life </li></ul><ul><li>Cost of Living </li></ul>
  8. 10. <ul><li>Comparison </li></ul>http://www.relocationessentials.com
  9. 11. http://www.bestplaces.net
  10. 12. http://www.salary.com
  11. 13. <ul><li>Internal Factors </li></ul><ul><li>Benefit Packages </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Opportunities for Self, Spouse and Children </li></ul><ul><li>Day Care </li></ul><ul><li>Fitness Center </li></ul><ul><li>Librarian Status </li></ul>
  12. 14. <ul><li>Nominal Faculty Status </li></ul><ul><li>Denied some responsibilities and privileges (mostly privileges) </li></ul><ul><li>Denied tenure track appointments, faculty rank, or professional and scholarly activities </li></ul><ul><li>Denied equitable salary scale </li></ul>
  13. 15. <ul><li>Librarians with Faculty Status </li></ul><ul><li>Review Tenure History </li></ul><ul><li>Review Faculty and Staff Handbooks </li></ul><ul><li>University Web Sites, Publications </li></ul><ul><li>Tenure Percentages </li></ul>
  14. 16. <ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><li>Improved Status </li></ul><ul><li>Compensation </li></ul><ul><li>Continuous Appointment </li></ul><ul><li>Representation </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Publication Quantity and Quality </li></ul><ul><li>Disadvantages </li></ul><ul><li>Resentment from Other Faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Pressure to Publish </li></ul><ul><li>Lifestyle Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Economic Issues </li></ul>Faculty Status
  15. 17. <ul><li>IV. Negotiate with the Decision Maker </li></ul><ul><li>The Human Resources Department may control salary and/or benefit options but an administrator or supervisor controls many factors that will make a difference in your decision. </li></ul>
  16. 18. <ul><li>Increase your education (additional degree, continuing education, audit courses…) </li></ul><ul><li>Develop new skills (training classes, cross-training within the library, staff development opportunities, computer related training...) </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance your professional image (publish, present, teach, professional or campus committee work, community service…) </li></ul>
  17. 19. <ul><li>Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Will increasing education, skills, image will result in merit or promotion. </li></ul><ul><li>What opportunities will there be to increase your salary. </li></ul>
  18. 20. <ul><li>Negotiate Incentives: </li></ul><ul><li>Work equipment that can also be for personal use (Laptops, PDA, Cell phone, university vehicle. </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced prices for personal computer software or equipment. </li></ul>
  19. 21. <ul><li>Negotiate Time Management Needs: </li></ul><ul><li>Flex time </li></ul><ul><li>Work from home </li></ul><ul><li>Daily, night and weekend schedules </li></ul><ul><li>Special holidays </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-planned vacation or other event </li></ul>
  20. 22. <ul><li>Respect/Recognition Factors that might be important: </li></ul><ul><li>Job Title </li></ul><ul><li>Reporting Line </li></ul>
  21. 23. <ul><li>Other Perks that might make one job more attractive than another: </li></ul><ul><li>Free food or coffee </li></ul><ul><li>Private staff room </li></ul><ul><li>Onsite dining area </li></ul><ul><li>Personal parking space </li></ul>
  22. 24. Adapted from WetFeet 72% 100% Total 1 3 Other 0 3 Other 2 2 Other 3 4 Librarian Status or Faculty Status 3 3 Position title 0 5 Childcare   (20%) Nice to Have 5 8 Other 6 8 Opportunities for Funded Travel 8 8 Location 6 6 Cost of Living 18 20 Benefits 20 30 Salary   (80%) Essential Job A Weight Factor (WetFeet)
  23. 25. <ul><li>Conclusion… </li></ul><ul><li>Know before you go! </li></ul><ul><li>Have a plan! </li></ul><ul><li>Negotiate with the decision maker! </li></ul><ul><li>Consider all factors! </li></ul>
  24. 26. <ul><li>Bibliography </li></ul><ul><li>Bolger, Dorita F., Smith, Erin T. Faculty Status and Rank at Liberal Arts Colleges: An Investigation into the Correlation among Faculty Status, Professional Rights and Responsibilities, and Overall Institutional Quality. College & Research Libraries 67 no3 217-29 My 2006. </li></ul><ul><li>Cummins, Julie. Can a Name Spin Straw into Gold? School Library Journal, Feb2001, Vol. 47 Issue 2, p9. </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty Status for Librarians in Higher Education. By: Hoggan, Danielle Bodrero. portal: Libraries & the Academy Jul2003, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p431-445. </li></ul><ul><li>Perfect phrases for negotiating salary and job offers: hundreds of ready-to-use phrases to help you get the best possible salary, perks, or promotion. DeLuca, Matthew J.; DeLuca, Nanette F. New York : McGraw-Hill, 2007. </li></ul><ul><li>Smith, F. Tenure and Promotion: How University System of Georgia Librarians Rate What We Do. Georgia Library Quarterly v. 43 no. 1 (Spring 2006) p. 11-16. </li></ul><ul><li>WetFeet insider guide to negotiating your salary and perks San Francisco, CA : WetFeet, Inc., 2003 (NetLibrary). </li></ul>
  25. 27. <ul><li>Father Timothy Healy, former president of New York Public Library </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;The most important asset of any library goes home at night - the library staff.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.twu.edu/library/ala/ </li></ul>

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