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  • 1. Factors That Add Value $$$ When The Salary Is Non-Negotiable Texas Woman’s University Libraries
  • 2.
    • Connie Maxwell [email_address]
    • Annita Owens [email_address]
    • Greg Hardin [email_address]
    • ALA Annual Conference
    • Saturday, June 23, 2007 http://www.twu.edu/library/ala/
  • 3.
    • How much are you worth?
    • External Factors
    • Internal Factors
    • Negotiate with the Decision Maker
  • 4.
    • How much are you worth?
    • Market Demand
    • +
    • Skill Level
    • ======
    • Salary
  • 5.
    • Market Demand: Research the “going rate” for the job:
    • ALA-APA Salary Surveys
    • Association for Research Libraries. ARL Annual Salary Survey 2006-07.
    • ALA Survey of Librarian Salaries 2006. Summary Report: Librarian Salaries 2006: Beginning Librarian Salaries Improve. By Jenifer Grady and Denise Davis
    • State Libraries Reporting Salary Data: Summary of Data – 2006.
    • PayScale.com
  • 6.  
  • 7.  
  • 8.
    • How to Determine Worth
    Examples Where/When Used Skills Skills Inventory Worksheet (DeLuca)
  • 9.
    • External Factors:
    • Taxes
    • Property Value/Housing Costs
    • Transportation
    • Quality of Life
    • Cost of Living
  • 10.
    • Comparison
    http://www.relocationessentials.com
  • 11. http://www.bestplaces.net
  • 12. http://www.salary.com
  • 13.
    • Internal Factors
    • Benefit Packages
    • Educational Opportunities for Self, Spouse and Children
    • Day Care
    • Fitness Center
    • Librarian Status
  • 14.
    • Nominal Faculty Status
    • Denied some responsibilities and privileges (mostly privileges)
    • Denied tenure track appointments, faculty rank, or professional and scholarly activities
    • Denied equitable salary scale
  • 15.
    • Librarians with Faculty Status
    • Review Tenure History
    • Review Faculty and Staff Handbooks
    • University Web Sites, Publications
    • Tenure Percentages
  • 16.
    • Advantages
    • Improved Status
    • Compensation
    • Continuous Appointment
    • Representation
    • Teaching Goals
    • Publication Quantity and Quality
    • Disadvantages
    • Resentment from Other Faculty
    • Pressure to Publish
    • Lifestyle Issues
    • Economic Issues
    Faculty Status
  • 17.
    • IV. Negotiate with the Decision Maker
    • 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.
  • 18.
    • Increase your education (additional degree, continuing education, audit courses…)
    • Develop new skills (training classes, cross-training within the library, staff development opportunities, computer related training...)
    • Enhance your professional image (publish, present, teach, professional or campus committee work, community service…)
  • 19.
    • Questions
    • Will increasing education, skills, image will result in merit or promotion.
    • What opportunities will there be to increase your salary.
  • 20.
    • Negotiate Incentives:
    • Work equipment that can also be for personal use (Laptops, PDA, Cell phone, university vehicle.
    • Reduced prices for personal computer software or equipment.
  • 21.
    • Negotiate Time Management Needs:
    • Flex time
    • Work from home
    • Daily, night and weekend schedules
    • Special holidays
    • Pre-planned vacation or other event
  • 22.
    • Respect/Recognition Factors that might be important:
    • Job Title
    • Reporting Line
  • 23.
    • Other Perks that might make one job more attractive than another:
    • Free food or coffee
    • Private staff room
    • Onsite dining area
    • Personal parking space
  • 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)
  • 25.
    • Conclusion…
    • Know before you go!
    • Have a plan!
    • Negotiate with the decision maker!
    • Consider all factors!
  • 26.
    • Bibliography
    • 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.
    • Cummins, Julie. Can a Name Spin Straw into Gold? School Library Journal, Feb2001, Vol. 47 Issue 2, p9.
    • Faculty Status for Librarians in Higher Education. By: Hoggan, Danielle Bodrero. portal: Libraries & the Academy Jul2003, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p431-445.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • WetFeet insider guide to negotiating your salary and perks San Francisco, CA : WetFeet, Inc., 2003 (NetLibrary).
  • 27.
    • Father Timothy Healy, former president of New York Public Library
    • "The most important asset of any library goes home at night - the library staff."
    • Thank you!
    • http://www.twu.edu/library/ala/