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The library compensation handbook : a guide for administrators, librarians, and staff
Baldwin, David A. (David Allen), 1946-
Publication Information:
Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, [2003]

Physical Description:
xii, 256 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Basic library compensation management -- Developing an internal library job structure -- Developing a library pay structure -- Pay for performance -- Performance appraisals and pay -- Library staff pay strategies -- Librarian pay strategies -- Wage gap and pay equity -- Addressing pay issues in libraries -- Indirect compensation -- Laws affecting library compensation -- Income replacement programs -- Compensation administration in libraries.
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Z682.3 .B35 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Often the largest budget item in libraries, employee compensation is a vital, heavily discussed issue. This book provides library managers with essential information about establishing and maintaining a compensation system that meets the needs of library employees and furthers organizational goals. Written for library employees who want to know how salaries are determined and what opportunities are available to influence compensation, this book offers answers to virtually every question about compensation, policies, and practices.

Major sections include:

- Introduction

- Basic Library Compensation Management

- Developing an Internal Library Job Structure

- Developing a Library Pay Structure

- Pay for Performance

- Performance Appraisals & Pay

- Library Staff Pay Strategies

- Librarian Pay Strategies

- Wage Gap & Pay Equity

- Addressing Pay Issues in Libraries

- Indirect Compensation

- Laws Affecting Library

- Compensation

- Income Replacement Programs

- Compensation Administration in Libraries

- Glossary

Author Notes

DAVID A. BALDWIN is Professor, Zimmerman Library, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.

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Booklist Review

Intended to help managers and employees understand all aspects of compensation for librarians and staff, this book offers brief, easy-to-understand answers to virtually every basic question about compensation, policies, and practices. A broad range of core issues is covered, including management and administration, pay for performance, performance appraisals and pay, pay strategies, wage gap and pay equity, indirect compensation, and income replacement programs. The whys and hows of developing library job and pay structures are also covered. Particularly useful is a chapter on laws affecting library compensation. Each chapter has a bibliography, and many have notes or sample documents or both. The short glossary (eight pages) barely scratches the surface of the compensation lexicon. The Handbook succeeds as an introductory text, although administrators, librarians, and staff seeking in-depth information will need to find other resources. -- RBB Copyright 2003 Booklist