Employment & Work Stories

Employment & Work Stories

If Employment Game Has Changed, Who's Teaching The Rules?

Story on NPR

It still pays to earn a college degree. That is, if you get the right one. Georgetown University published a report Wednesday that looked into this dilemma.

Conclusion of story: However, if the goal of higher education is to "help people live more fully in their time," as Carnevale puts it, they need more information.

"We don't want them feeling their way in the dark," he says.

Sounds like something librarians could help with.

Library Security Guard poses as a police officer pulls over REAL officer

D'oh!
Library officials on Wednesday suspended the system's assistant security director, without pay following allegations he fitted his white SUV with dashboard lights and stopped a 2005 Lexus going 80 mph on the Lodge Freeway near Wyoming on Oct. 6.

Three problems: That's miles away from any library; security guards can't issue citations, and the motorist the guard allegedly stopped and asked for ID was Detroit Police Officer.

From The Detroit News

Union slaps Queens Library with lawsuit for Board of Trustees meeting minutes

Members of the union representing Queens Library workers are suing the library officials for refusing to give them copies of minutes from Board of Trustees meetings.

John Hyslop, president of Local 1321, said the legal battle started out with a simple request made in January.

“I did not think the library’s administration would be so adamant about not sharing them,” said Hyslop. “The refusal to share the minutes baffles me, even after they learned of their obligation to provide them.”

Ex-librarian gets little jail time for theft

Ex-librarian gets little jail time for theft
The support of the library district she stole from and ill effects of medication led to a milder sentence for a former St. Elmo library director Friday. She received a 30-day jail sentence despite recommendations from both state and defense attorneys and medical professionals she not be incarcerated.

Do I need to wear pantyhose in order to be taken seriously?

Hiring Librarians http://hiringlibrarians.wordpress.com/ , the blog
about hiring librarians, has a new survey that explores What
Candidates Should Wear, including age old questions like "Should I
wear a suit?" and "Do I need to wear pantyhose in order to be taken
seriously?". It was co-written by Jill from Librarian Hire Fashion
http://librarianhirefashion.tumblr.com/

OH County Library Hires Firm to Study Employees’ Compensation

The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County has hired a Cleveland consulting firm to study the pay and benefits of library employees compared with those of their peers doing similar work elsewhere.

That firm, The Human Resource Department, will be paid between $12,000 and $13,500 for the compensation study, depending on its scope.

The services and personnel committee of the library’s board of trustees will meet at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Poland library to discuss the library system’s compensation philosophy and the compensation study.