percent increase and the "Children's Brooklyn PL Puts Business in Greenbacks for Denver PL and/or Young Adult Services Librar Its Place, Wins Award The Denver Public Library has re ian" saw an average increase of 6.4 ceive d a federal grant of nearly The Business Rankings Annual, percent in 1990. "Collection Devel $24,000 to increase services to the produced by the Business Library of opment Librarian/Subject Bibliogra growing elderly population in Den th e Brooklyn Public Library and pher" showed the smallest increase ver. The "Senior Reach" program will published by Gale Research, has been in average wages at 1.5 percent. include bookmobile visits to senior recognized by the ALA Reference and Geographically, the statistics tell residential centers, the purchase of Adult Services Division as an out the same story they have in previous publications and tapes of special in standing reference source for 1989. surveys: the highest mean salaries terest to older citizens, and coop The reference work, compiled from tend to be in the West and South erative ventures with community the Business Library's extensive col west followed by the North Atlantic agencies. The program, funded by the lection of comparative business in region. The lowest mean salaries Library Services and Construction formation , has won widespread were in the Southeast. Actual salar Act, is in response to a 1987 study praise, and was hailed by Library ies ranged from "less than or equal which found that the library should Journal as a "major source for ac to $16,000" to a high of $120,000. increase services to the 17.5 per cess to rankings of almost every cent of Denver's population over 60. thing." It contains approximately 4,000 lists on over 500 business top ics and is updated annually. Data Heretics to Meet at St. John's Bond Bucks for Books The H.W. Wilson Foundation has The Denver PL wo n big at the polls awarde d St. John's University a in August when 75 percent of the $5,700 grant in support of its up Librarians Tighten Belts city's voters approved a $91.6 mil comin g Congress for Librarians, lion capital construction proposal Of The Offices for Research and for Li "Cataloging Heresy: Challenging the this $64 million is earmarked for a brary Personnel Resources at ALA Standard Bibliographic Product." ne w central library incorporating have released their annual "Survey Catalogers, thesaurus designers, and substantial use of the current build of Librarian Salaries 1990," by Mary library systems analysts will exam ing and more than doubling square J o Lynch, Margaret Myers, and- ine the notion of standard cataloging Jeniece Guy. The survey project, footage. Another $7.9 million is data and assess its validity for all kinds headed by Ms. Lynch, gathered in budgeted for relocation, construc of libraries and users. Economic as formation from 1,236 U.S. libraries, tion of a pedestrian mall, and park well as bibliographic perspectives and compiled the statistics into a ing facilities. The remaining $19.7 will be examined. 55-page report that is available from million will be used for improving ALA. branch facilities, including moving The Congress will be held o n Feb ruary 18, 1991, at the Queens Cam three storefront branches into city- The libraries surveyed were ca pus of St. John's University in New owned buildings and renovating 15 tegorized into one of four different York City. Continuing Education others. The bond will be repaid over geographic regions and one of five Units will be available. For further library types. The salary data was the next 20 years through property information on the Congress on Cat further divided into professional cat taxes. aloging, contact: Dr. Emmett Corry, egories such as director, cataloger, The low-key campaign empha Director, Division of Library and In etc. sized grass-roots efforts and per formation Science, St. John's Univer sonal contact with "key voters." The The study found that in 1990, li sity, Jamaica, NY 11439. brarian's salaries have increased an "quiet campaign," as it was called, With the support of the Wilson average of 4.3 percent, 0.1 percent cos t the library approximately Foundation grant, Dr. Bella Wein less than salary increases for other $140,000. berg has issued a call for papers on comparable occupations. This is 0.6 For further information on the th e theme of the Congress. Ac percent less than the average white proposal, campaign, and plans, con cepted papers, as well as the pro collar worker. Of the two lowest paid tact: Public Relations Office, Library ceedings of the Congress, will be position categories, the "Reference/ Administrative Center, 1330 Fox St., published. Information Librarian" showed a 6.2 Denver, CO 80304; (303) 640-8942. Volume 4, Number 3 THE BOTTOM LINE 7
The Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances – Emerald Publishing
Published: Mar 1, 1991
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