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Wednesday, April 27 • 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Creating Fair, Equitable, Just, Effective and Sustainable Library Salary Structures

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Good or bad, fair or not, every organization has salary structures and they impact long terms success and the day-to-day work of libraries.

Well designed, principle-based salary systems are critical supports for just and effective organizations, and their managers and employees. These principles include external and internal equity and distributive and procedural justice. These values can be aligned with and articulated through structural elements like pay ranges, and range widths, progressions, and midpoints that are derived from market data and based on best practices from the field of compensation management. This presentation will introduce these principles and practices in concrete ways. The presenter will use existing structures developed and sustained for library faculty and staff at the University of Florida libraries as case studies. These structures will illustrate how managers can develop fair and effective systems, and attendees will leave with the knowledge necessary to create systems for their own institutions. At a time of increased staffing and retention challenges and with heightened expectations for transparency and fairness, these processes are essential for every library. As important, the practices presented here advance diversity, equity and justice for library professionals.


Brian W. Keith

Associate Dean for Administrative Services & Faculty Affairs George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
Brian is the senior administrator for the areas of Human Resources, Staff Development, Grants Management, Facilities and Security, and Finance and Accounting for the Smathers Libraries. This system includes 405 employees and annual funding in excess of 34 million dollars. Functions... Read More →

Wednesday April 27, 2022 2:45pm - 3:45pm EDT