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Related Groups, Initiatives, and Resources

This wiki page collects information about groups and campaigns working on labor issues in and adjacent to libraries, archives, and museums. Assembled and maintained by the DLF Labor Working Group.

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Each entry below includes at least some of the following elements:

  • Group/campaign name
  • Issues covered
  • Initiatives
  • Resources
  • Bibliography
  • Communication channels

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American Alliance of Museums

Issues: hiring, salaries, volunteers, gender equity

Resources:

Bibliography: For Love or Money: Confronting the State of Museum Salaries

Communication:

American Association of University Professors

Issues: temporary positions, unions

Initiatives:

Resources:

Bibliography: Reports & Publications

Communication:

American Historical Association

Issues: hiring, temporary position, unions

Resources:

Bibliography: Statement on Right to Engage in Collective Bargaining (2019)

Communication:

Archives & Records Association (UK)

Issues: salaries, volunteers

Initiatives: Pay Review 2018

Resources:

Archivist Salary Advocacy

Issues: salaries

Resources: Salary Spreadsheet

Communication: Google Group

ARLIS/NA Advocacy & Public Policy Committee

Issues: hiring, internships, salaries

Initiatives: News Alerts (see “Workplace” section)

Bibliography: Statement on Staff Reductions in Art Museum Libraries and Visual Resources Collections (December 2013)

Art + Museum Transparency

Issues: internships, salaries, unions

Resources:

Communication:

Association of Art Museum Directors

Issues: internships, salaries

Initiatives: Annual salary survey

Bibliography: Association of Art Museum Directors Passes Resolution Urging Art Museums to Provide Paid Internships (June 20, 2019)

Communication:

Campaign for a Better MIT

Issues: benefits, salaries, temporary positions, unions

Initiatives: Forming a union: Support the MIT Library Workers

Communication:

Canadian Association of University Teachers / Association canadienne des professeures et professeurs d’université (CAUT)

Issues: unions

Initiatives: Librarians' and Archivists' Committee

Bibliography:

Communication:

Coalition on the Academic Workforce

Issues: temporary positions

Resources: A Portrait of Part-Time Faculty Members: A Summary of Findings on Part-Time Faculty Respondents to the Coalition on the Academic Workforce Survey of Contingent Faculty Members and Instructors (2012)

Collections on Contract

Issues: temporary positions

Initiatives:

Communication:

Collective Responsibility: National Forum on Labor Practices for Grant-Funded Digital Positions

Issues: temporary positions

Initiatives:

  • advocacy toolkit
  • network for contingent workers
  • How to Talk About Collective Responsibility at Work
  • guidelines for grantmaking

Bibliography:

Communication:

Crowd Consortium

Issues: volunteers

Resources: Best Practices for Crowdsourcing Across the Disciplines (May 6, 2015)

DLF Labor Working Group

Issues: hiring, salaries, temporary positions

Resources:

Communication:

Gender Equity in Museums Movement

Issues: gender equity

Resources:

Bibliography:

Communication:

Hiring Librarians

Issues: hiring, salaries

Initiatives:

Resources:

Humanities Technology (UCLA)

Issues: internships, temporary positions

Resources: A Student Collaborators’ Bill of Rights (June 8, 2015) || ||

Communication:

Information Maintainers

Initiatives: advocacy toolkit

Bibliography: Information Maintenance as a Practice of Care: An Invitation to Reflect and Share (June 17, 2019)

Communication: Google Group

Labor Notes

Issues: unions

Resources:

Communication:

Library Salaries Inequity

Issues: salaries

Resources: resource list

Modern Language Association

Issues: hiring, salaries, temporary positions

Initiatives:

Bibliography:

Communication:

National Council on Public History

Issues: hiring

Resources: Best Practices in Public History: Job Postings (March 2019)

Communication:

National Emerging Museum Professionals Network

Issues: hiring, salaries

Initiatives:

Communication:

New England Archivists

Issues: temporary positions

Initiatives: New England Archivists Contingent Employment Study (January 2017)

Bibliography: NEA Statement on Contingent Employment (2018)

Communication:

Northwest Archivists

Issues: internships

Initiatives:

Resources:

Bibliography:

Communication

@OrganizingLIS

Issues: hiring, internships, salaries, signal boosting, temporary positions, unions

Communication: Twitter

Postdoctoral Laborers Group

Issues: temporary positions

Resources: Postdoctoral Bill of Rights (April 9, 2019)

Communication: Google Group

Precarity in Libraries

Issues: temporary positions

Resources:

Bibliography:

Communication: Twitter

Progressive Librarians Guild

Issues: salaries, temporary positions, unions

Communication:

Society of American Archivists Committee on Public Awareness

Issues: salaries, signal boosting, student loan debt

Initiatives: Responses & Retrospectives series on ArchivesAWARE blog

Bibliography:

Communication:

Society of American Archivists Council

Issues: internships, volunteers

Initiatives:

Resources:

Bibliography: Only Paid Internships to Be Posted to the SAA Career Center (July 9, 2019)

Society of American Archivists Issues & Advocacy Section

Issues: salaries, temporary positions

Initiatives: Temporary Labor Survey

Resources: Advocacy Toolkit

Bibliography: Archivists on the Issues: Rare & Ephemeral: a snapshot of full-time New England archives jobs, 2018-2019

Communication:

Society of American Archivists Students and New Archives Professionals Section

Issues: internships, hiring

Initiatives:

Communication:

Society of American Archivists Women Archivists Section

Issues: gender equity, salaries

Resources: The 2017 WArS/SAA Salary Survey: Initial Results and Analysis

Society of California Archivists

Issues: hiring, internships, salaries, temporary positions, unions

Initiatives: Task Force on Labor Issues within the Profession (2019-2021)

Bibliography: Statement in Support of Temporary Archivists at UCLA

Communication:

Society of Southwest Archivists

Issues: salaries

Resources: Archives Regional Salary Research

Bibliography:

Communications:

Tech Workers Coalition

Issues: unions

Resources:

Communications:

UC-AFT Unit 17 (UC Librarians)

Issues: unions

Initiatives: Precarity, academic freedom, professional development, working conditions, housing, and the next contract

Resources:

Communication:

UCLA Six (Temporary Librarians)

Issues: temporary positions

Initiatives: Open Letter (June 2018)

Bibliography:

Communication: TinyLetter

University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA)

Issues: benefits, salaries, temporary positions, unions

Resources:

Communication:

Workers for Workers

Issues: temporary positions, unions

Initiatives:

Resources:

Communication:

You Ought to Be Ashamed

Issues: hiring, salaries, signal boosting, temporary positions, volunteers

Initiatives: job posting reviews

Communication: blog