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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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American Alliance of Museums hiring, salaries, volunteers, gender equity

For Love or Money: Confronting the State of Museum Salaries

American Association of University Professors temporary positions, unions

Reports & Publications

American Historical Association hiring, temporary position, unions Statement on Right to Engage in Collective Bargaining (2019)
Archives & Records Association (UK) salaries, volunteers Pay Review 2018
Archivist Salary Advocacy salaries Salary Spreadsheet Google Group
ARLIS/NA Advocacy & Public Policy Committee hiring, internships, salaries News Alerts (see “Workplace” section) Statement on Staff Reductions in Art Museum Libraries and Visual Resources Collections (December 2013)
Art + Museum Transparency internships, salaries, unions
Association of Art Museum Directors internships, salaries Annual salary survey Association of Art Museum Directors Passes Resolution Urging Art Museums to Provide Paid Internships (June 20, 2019)
Coalition on the Academic Workforce temporary positions 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)
Collective Responsibility: National Forum on Labor Practices for Grant-Funded Digital Positions temporary positions
  • advocacy toolkit
  • network for contingent workers
  • How to Talk About Collective Responsibility at Work
  • guidelines for grantmaking
Crowd Consortium volunteers Best Practices for Crowdsourcing Across the Disciplines (May 6, 2015)
DLF Labor Working Group hiring, salaries, temporary positions Zotero
Gender Equity in Museums Movement gender equity
Hiring Librarians hiring, salaries
Information Maintainers advocacy toolkit Information Maintenance as a Practice of Care: An Invitation to Reflect and Share (June 17, 2019) Google Group
Labor Notes unions
Library Salaries Inequity salaries resource list
Modern Language Association hiring, salaries, temporary positions
National Council on Public History hiring Best Practices in Public History: Job Postings (March 2019)
National Emerging Museum Professionals Network hiring, salaries
New England Archivists temporary positions New England Archivists Contingent Employment Study (January 2017) NEA Statement on Contingent Employment (2018)
Northwest Archivists internships NWA Archivist-in-Residence
@OrganizingLIS hiring, internships, salaries, signal boosting, temporary positions, unions Twitter
Postdoctoral Laborers Group temporary positions Postdoctoral Bill of Rights (April 9, 2019) Google Group
Precarity in Libraries temporary positions Twitter
Progressive Librarians Guild salaries, temporary positions, unions
Society of American Archivists Council internships, volunteers Only Paid Internships to Be Posted to the SAA Career Center (July 9, 2019)
Society of American Archivists Issues & Advocacy Section salaries, temporary positions Temporary Labor Survey Advocacy Toolkit Archivists on the Issues: Rare & Ephemeral: a snapshot of full-time New England archives jobs, 2018-2019
Society of American Archivists Students and New Archives Professionals Section internships, hiring
Society of American Archivists Women Archivists Section gender equity, salaries The 2017 WArS/SAA Salary Survey: Initial Results and Analysis
Society of California Archivists hiring, internships, salaries, temporary positions, unions Task Force on Labor Issues within the Profession (2019-2021) Statement in Support of Temporary Archivists at UCLA
Society of Southwest Archivists salaries Archives Regional Salary Research
Tech Workers Coalition unions
Humanities Technology (UCLA) internships, temporary positions A Student Collaborators’ Bill of Rights (June 8, 2015)
UCLA Six (Temporary Librarians) temporary positions Open Letter (June 2018)


Workers for Workers temporary positions, unions
You Ought to Be Ashamed hiring, salaries, signal boosting, temporary positions, volunteers job posting reviews blog