ARCHIVED: Economic Status of Law Librarians Committee (2007-2009)

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ROSTER


2008-2009 Charge

TYPE: Policy Committee

PURPOSE: The Committee on the Economic Status of Law Librarians serves to ensure sustained attention on issues involving law librarian compensation.

CHARGE: The Committee shall:

  • Monitor the work of other associations that share an interest in compensation and pay equity for law librarians and related professions, and where appropriate, convey ideas and suggestions on improving compensation and pay equity to the AALL Executive Board and to AALL members;
  • Maintain a compilation of "best practices" relating to improving compensation of law librarians including marketing, public relations, negotiating skills and advocacy;
  • Monitor scholarly developments in the fields of labor economics, human resource management and related fields for ideas, findings and developments relevant to advancing the economic well-being of law librarians;
  • Assist the Executive Board as appropriate in facilitating salary-equity studies to document law librarians' compensation as compared to other professionals in their work environments.
  • Serve in an advisory role to the Director of Publications for the compilation of the Biennial Salary Survey.

TENURE: Membership on the Committee shall normally be for two years, except that the Vice Chair and Chair will each serve three years. The returning member selected as Vice Chair at the end of the first year shall serve in that capacity in the second year, and become Chair in the third.

SIZE: The Committee shall consist of a Chair, Vice Chair, five members, and a non-voting Executive Board liaison.

STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS COMPLIANCE:

Goal I: Leadership
Goal II: Education
Goal III: Advocacy

RELATIONSHIP TO OTHER COMMTTEES/STRUCTURES: The Committee consults with the following AALL committees and entities on how law librarians' skills can be leveraged in a changing environment:

  • Public Relations
  • Placement Committee
  • Recruitment to Law Librarianship
  • AALL Chapters
2007-2008 Charge

CHARGE: The Economic Status of Law Librarians Committee is established to ensure sustained attention on issues involving law librarian compensation. The Committee will:

  • Monitor the work of other associations that share an interest in compensation and pay equity for law librarians and related professions, and where appropriate, convey ideas and suggestions on improving compensation and pay equity to the AALL Executive Board and to AALL members;
  • Develop a compilation of “best practices” relating to improving compensation of law librarians including marketing, public relations, negotiating skills and advocacy;
  • Monitor scholarly developments in the fields of labor economics, human resource management and related fields for ideas, findings and developments relevant to advancing the economic well-being of law librarians;
  • Work collaboratively with the Public Relations Committee, Chapters and other AALL entities on how law librarians’ skills can be leveraged in a changing environment;
  • Assist the Executive Board as appropriate in facilitating salary-equity studies to document law librarians' compensation as compared to other professionals in their work environments.
  • Serve in an advisory role to the Director of Publications for the compilation of the Biennial Salary Survey.

SIZE: The Committee shall consist of six members and a chair.