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Hi all, 

I'd like to second Courtney's sentiment and follow it up with the question: lower salaries for who? 

Because if lowering someone's manager salary from 100k a year to 97k a year means that other library workers can earn a living wage, then I will stand behind that as well. 

Also, for what it's worth, I would love for this conversation to turn into some sort of APLA working group. 

In solidarity, 

- Michelle 

On Fri, Feb 25, 2022 at 2:08 PM Courtney Pyrke <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Hi Ryan,

If being transparent about salaries and employment information means lower salaries for cis white men, I welcome this. 

Cheers,
Courtney. 

*This message has been sent from my phone. Please excuse any typos or grammatical errors*

COURTNEY PYRKE (THEY/THEM)
PhD Interdisciplinary Studies Candidate
T 506 285-8081 
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TERFs are fascists. - Judith Butler.


On Feb 25, 2022, at 1:42 PM, Ryan Deschamps <[log in to unmask]> wrote:


Hi all:

Fair wages and equity are a battle that I am more than happy to hear APLA taking on.

We know that in almost every arena, wages for women are lower than men and wages for racialized people, people with disabilities, immigrants and first nations are even lower.

I would like to add that salary transparency, while gaining momentum among circles who believe it will enact the desired change is not quite established in the evidence we have so far. It's the sort of thing that seems like it would work, but it's not clear that it will.

For example, this article suggests that transparent salaries equalize primarily by lowering salaries overall. Further, there seems to be no impact whatsoever for non-unionized environments.

So that I do not end up being the person who acts solely as Devil's Advocate without coming to the table with solutions, I recommend APLA take a look at innovations in Ireland and Portugal to provide voting rights to immigrant status residents at municipal elections as this would both address some aspects of the wage gap, increase opportunities for women entrepreneurs and ultimately encourage libraries to be more accountable to new Canadians while reducing the unfortunate stigma we see in many urban environments.

Sincerely,

Ryan

From: APLA-List List <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Ali Versluis <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, February 25, 2022 12:14 PM
To: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: [APLA-LIST] South Shore Public Libraries Chief Librarian CEO Opportunity
 
Hi all:

Thanks for starting this conversation, Courtney. I agree with Richard's point about this being something that APLA could investigate setting up as a matter of policy. 

To Courtney's point, organizations have a budget for what they are willing to offer people. Why not just make that explicit? (I mean, I know why organizations don't.) Even providing a range is helpful. Having applicants go through the recruitment process only to pull out because the salary offered isn't what they need is a waste of everyone's time, including HR and hiring committees. If the argument of equity and time wastage doesn't compel those on the listserv to consider this for their own organization, perhaps reading this information on the website Show The Salary will.

I know some other library specific listservs (all Stateside, iirc) have already instituted a policy of not sharing ads that don't provide salary information but it would be great to have APLA show some leadership in this area.

-Ali

PS-Yes, I purposely sent this to the listserv instead of just Courtney and Richard because I think it's a conversation of larger interest to the profession that we should all be engaged with. 

On Thu, Feb 24, 2022 at 3:36 PM Ellis, Richard <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Courtney raises a good point here, although correcting the situation lies with Ms Pottle of the SSL, not with the list. That said, APLA might consider a policy of not accepting adverts without salary information.

 

dick

 

From: APLA-List List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Courtney Pyrke
Sent: February 24, 2022 4:26 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [APLA-LIST] South Shore Public Libraries Chief Librarian CEO Opportunity

 

Hello,

 

I’m just wondering if you could please provide the salary information for this job.  Not providing salary information is an equity issue that perpetuates the gender pay gap and discriminates against people of colour. 

 

I look forward to your reply.

 

Best,

Courtney 

*This message has been sent from my phone. Please excuse any typos or grammatical errors*

 

COURTNEY PYRKE (THEY/THEM)
PhD Interdisciplinary Studies Candidate 

Atlantic Regional Advocate, Canadian Association of the Elizabeth Fry Societies

T 506 285-8081 

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On Feb 24, 2022, at 2:16 PM, Christina Pottie <[log in to unmask]> wrote:



Hi All,

Could you please share this exciting job opportunity with colleagues you feel might be interested?

Thank you. 

Christina

 

South Shore Public Libraries

 

With gorgeous coastlines, working ports, fishing, farms, businesses, woods, lakes and some of the nicest towns and villages in the province, the South Shore has become known as one of the best places to live in the Atlantic Provinces.

 

Chief Librarian/CEO

South Shore Public Libraries

 

South Shore Public Libraries (SSPL) is the library service provider in Lunenburg and Queens Counties, Nova Scotia.  SSPL is a vital part of the community – we strive to be an inclusive, welcoming hub with activities and services for all ages. It’s a community where everyone is welcome and which supports life-long learning and literacy.  It’s a place where we celebrate reading, discovering, learning and sharing. There are branches in Bridgewater, Lunenburg, Liverpool, and Greenfield. SSPL also provides excellent rural service via a mobile library. 

 

The Chief Librarian/CEO will work out of the flagship branch and library system headquarters in the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre in Bridgewater. The CEO will be expected to further the vision and mission of the system, find ways to grow membership, promote diversity and inclusiveness and provide positive welcoming environments for all. The library system has an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion plan, within which we function. We encourage candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.

 

We are looking for candidates who are:

 

·       Confident, with a strong character and good public relations skills

·       Positive, friendly, with excellent people skills and high levels of energy and enthusiasm relative to library patrons, staff, board members, volunteers and the general public

·       Able to demonstrate analytical skills and problem-solving, with the ability to think strategically and creatively.

·       In possession of financial and resource management acuity and capability

·       In possession of excellent technology skills and an ability to navigate social media

·       In possession of a sense of community and a passion for libraries and their role in the community

·       Equipped with excellent communication, negotiation and speaking skills

·       Innovative, with the ability to promote and grow the system

 

 Minimum requirement: Master’s degree in Librarianship and five years previous administrative experience. Public library experience is preferred. 

 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, reviews of applicants will begin in March 2022. Applicants will be interviewed by the Library Board Search Committee via Zoom.

 

More information about the system can be found at southshorepubliclibraries.ca 

 

Applications and questions can be directed to [log in to unmask]

 

 

 

 


Christina Pottie

Engagement Lead

South Shore Public Libraries

Bridgewater, NS

902-543-2548

 


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