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• [ YouTube]
• [ YouTube]
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| [ AFT Academics] || COVID-19, organizing, unions ||
• [ Solidarity Academy]
• [ Organizer Trainings]
• [ Organizing Toolkit]
• [ Know Your Rights]
• [ International Worker Rights]
• [ Supporting Students During COVID-19]
• [ International Students & Workers FAQ]
• [ Online Teaching Toolkit] (Association of College and University Educators)
• [ National COVID-19 Response Statement]
• [ Adjunct Faculty Survey Report]
• [ Principles for Higher Education Response to COVID-19]
• [ Uprising Solidarity Statement]
• [ Facebook]
• [ Twitter]
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| [ American Alliance of Museums] || hiring, salaries, volunteers, gender equity
| [ American Alliance of Museums] || hiring, salaries, volunteers, gender equity
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• [ Twitter]
• [ Twitter]
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| [ LACUNY] || COVID-19, mutual aid || [ LACUNY Mutual Aid Network] || ||
• [ LACUNY Statement on COVID-19]
• [ Letter of Support and Solidarity]
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| Library Salaries Inequity || salaries || || [ resource list] ||  ||  
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• [ discussion list]
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| [ Rutgers AAUP-AFT] || COVID-19, unions ||
• [ Rutgers One]
• [ How We're Confronting the Crisis]
• [ Here's What We're Fighting For]
• [ Defend Lincoln Annex]
• [ A People-Centered Approach to COVID Crisis]
• [ Work Sharing Proposal – May 2020]
• [ Libraries Solidarity]
• [ Salary Equity Program]
|| [ Union Fireside Chats] ||
• [ Statement: Justice for George Floyd]
• [ Statements and Resolutions]
• [ Questions and Answers about the “Fiscal Emergency”]
• [ Special Alerts]
• [ Facebook]
• [ Instagram]
• [ Twitter]
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| [ Society of American Archivists Accessibility & Disability Section] || accessibility of work environment, disability equity, hiring, salaries, temporary positions || ||
| [ Society of American Archivists Accessibility & Disability Section] || accessibility of work environment, disability equity, hiring, salaries, temporary positions || ||
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• [ Twitter]
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| [ We Here] || BIPOC/BAME network || [ Community School] ||
| [ We Here] || BIPOC/BAME network, COVID-19, mutual aid ||
[ Community School]
• [ COVID-19 Relief Grants for We Here's Black Members]
• [ Join closed groups]
• [ Join closed groups]

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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.

Recommend a group or campaign for the list

Group/Campaign Issues Covered Initiatives Resources Bibliography Communication Channels


#ProtectLibraryWorkers & communities: Don't reopen libraries until it's safe

Tracking Library Layoffs

Weekly Course of Action

Safe Reopening Resources

Tips for Productive Advocacy

Templates for Letters, Recommendations, Petitions

Mutual Aid & Other Resources

AFSCME unions Cultural Workers United

COVID-19 resources


Why Organize?

Weekly legislative reports


Facebook (AFSCME)

Facebook (AFSCME)


Twitter (CWU)


AFT Academics COVID-19, organizing, unions

Solidarity Academy

Organizer Trainings

Organizing Toolkit

Know Your Rights

International Worker Rights

Supporting Students During COVID-19

International Students & Workers FAQ

Online Teaching Toolkit (Association of College and University Educators)

National COVID-19 Response Statement

Adjunct Faculty Survey Report

Principles for Higher Education Response to COVID-19

Uprising Solidarity Statement



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

Salary Negotiation

National Museum Salary Survey

Equitable Hiring Practices

Resources for the Museum Industry to Discuss the Issue of Unpaid Internships

For Love or Money: Confronting the State of Museum Salaries




American Association of University Professors temporary positions, unions

One Faculty

AAUP Collective Bargaining Congress

Resources on Contingent Positions

Resources on Collective Bargaining

Reports & Publications

AAUP Updates



American Historical Association hiring, temporary position, unions

Guidelines for First-Round Interviews (2019)

Standards for Part-Time, Adjunct and Contingent Faculty (2011)

Statement on Right to Engage in Collective Bargaining (2019)



Archival Workers Emergency Fund COVID-19, funding, temporary positions

Become an #AWEfund Storyteller

COVID-19 Impact on Archival Workers Survey

Resources for Displaced Archival Workers Open Letter to the Archival Community re: Police Brutality Twitter
Archive Staff Impact During COVID-19 COVID-19 spreadsheet
Archives & Records Association (UK) salaries, volunteers Pay Review 2018

• Volunteering in Collections Care Best Practices Guidelines & Research Report

ARA Pay Review Group Summary (August 2018)

ARA Pay Review Group Freelance Summary (August 2018)

Archivist Salary Advocacy salaries Salary Spreadsheet Google Group
Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York hiring, internships, salaries COVID-19 Resources New Job Submission Policy






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

Salary Spreadsheet (began 2019)

Internship Spreadsheet (began 2019)

Unions for All: Unionizing Museum and Arts Workers



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)



BIPOC Library Residents Mutual Aid COVID-19, mutual aid, BIPOC/BAME network, temporary positions

BIPOC Library Residents: Immediate Need Survey

Matchmaking for BIPOC Library Residents: Immediate Needs During COVID-19 (form)

Matchmaking for BIPOC Library Residents: Immediate Needs During COVID-19 (spreadsheet)

COVID Residents Open Letter
Campaign for a Better MIT benefits, salaries, temporary positions, unions Forming a union: Support the MIT Library Workers

• #abetterMIT





Canadian Association of University Teachers / Association canadienne des professeures et professeurs d’université (CAUT) COVID-19, unions Librarians' and Archivists' Committee

CAUT Guidelines for Re-opening Canada’s Universities and Colleges (May 2020)

COVID-19 and the Academic Workplace: Questions & Answers

Open Educational Resources discussion paper (March 2019)

Reframing Scholarly Communications discussion paper (April 2002)

Librarians' Workload discussion paper (November 2000)

Library Councils discussion paper (October 2007)

Governance and Librarians discussion paper (April 2000)

Expanding Role of Teaching by Librarians in Post-Secondary Institutions discussion paper (February 2009)

Aboriginal and Visible/Racial Minority Librarians discussion paper (March 2008)





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)
Collections on Contract temporary positions


Accepting submissions: personal narratives, resource reviews, advice/questions



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

Collective Responsibility Labor Toolkit

••• Evaluating Project Design for Worker Equity

••• Recommendations to Funders: Promoting Equitable Approaches to Project Staff Design

Attendee posts

Collective Responsibility: Seeking Equity for Contingent Labor in Libraries, Archives, and Museums (September 2019)



Crowd Consortium volunteers Best Practices for Crowdsourcing Across the Disciplines (May 6, 2015)
DLF Labor Working Group COVID-19, hiring, salaries, temporary positions

“Do Better” -Love(,) Us: Guidelines for Developing and Supporting Grant-Funded Positions in Digital Libraries, Archives, and Museums

Research Agenda: Valuing Labor in Digital Libraries (August 2018)


COVID-19 bibliography

Google Group


Emergency Workplace Organizing Committee COVID-19, organizing Organize your Workplace against COVID-19 / Organice su lugar de trabajo contra el COVID-19 Orientation Guide
EveryLibrary Institute COVID-19, funding Help a Library Worker Out (HALO) Fund



Fair Museum Jobs COVID-19, hiring, internships, salaries, volunteers Our Campaigns - a list of the organisations we’ve contacted, why contacted them, and how they responded Resources

Fair Museum Jobs: A Manifesto for Job Adverts and Recruitment

The Manifesto Explained: Undergraduate Degrees

The Manifesto Explained: Postgraduate Qualifications

The Manifesto Explained: Non-disclosure of Salaries

The Manifesto Explained: Internships and Volunteering

The Manifesto Explained: Voluntary Roles, Placements and Unpaid Labour

The Manifesto Explained: Why ‘Desirable’ is not good enough

A Joint Statement on the Coronavirus Pandemic

Contact Form


Front of House in Museums (FoHMuseums) COVID-19, inclusion, temporary positions




Front of House in Museums Survey 2019

What's in a Coffee?

A Joint Statement on the Coronavirus Pandemic

Reopening the Museum

• #FoHMuseums

Contact Form




Gender Equity in Museums Movement gender equity

5 Things You Can Do to Support Gender Equity at Work

5 Things Your Museum Can Do to Support Gender Equity

How You Can Help

Gender Equity in Museum Leadership

Pay Gap

Demographics and Diversity

Employment and Labor Law

Future of Museum Leadership and Succession Planning

Museums as a Pink-Collar Profession: The Consequences and How to Address Them (March 2019)

A Call for Gender Equity in the Museum Workplace (November 2016)





Hiring Librarians hiring, salaries

Oh Hey, Share Your Salary Info Today! (August 19, 2019)

Hiring Librarians survey

Job hunter’s survey & follow-up interviews

Salary Spreadsheet

Hiring Librarians' Library Interview Question "Database"

State of the Library Job Market (October 10, 2015)

Humanities Technology (UCLA) internships, temporary positions A Student Collaborators’ Bill of Rights (June 8, 2015)


Information Maintainers advocacy toolkit Information Maintenance as a Practice of Care: An Invitation to Reflect and Share (June 17, 2019) Google Group
Labor Notes COVID-19, organizing, unions

Troublemakers School

Biennial Conference

Secrets of a Successful Organizer / Secretos de un organizador exitoso

Organizing in a Pandemic: Labor Notes Resources



Magazine Archives


LACUNY COVID-19, mutual aid LACUNY Mutual Aid Network

LACUNY Statement on COVID-19

Letter of Support and Solidarity

Library Salaries Inequity salaries resource list
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Workers unions Twitter
Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) mentoring, mutual aid

MARAC Mutual Aid Network

Mentoring Program



MARAC Steering Committee Proposal Form


Modern Language Association hiring, salaries, temporary positions

Committee on the Status of Graduate Students in the Humanities

Committee on Contingent Labor in the Profession

MLA Statement on the Use of Part-Time and Full-Time Adjunct Faculty Members (February 1994)

Statement on Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Members (December 2003)


Mailing list

MLA Commons


Movement for Black Lives BIPOC/BAME network, COVID-19, temporary positions, unions

Project 2024

Economic Justice policy platform

National Demands for COVID-19

Week of Action

Virtual Events


Policy Platforms

Mutual Aid Resources

Resources on Safety and Infiltration (.zip folder)





Museum Detox COVID-19, BIPOC/BAME network

Museum Detox Survey

Museum Detox Coronavirus Emergency Fund (application instructions)

Museum Detox Coronavirus Emergency Fund (GoFundMe)

Coronavirus Covid-19: Information and guidance





Museum Staff Impact During COVID-19 COVID-19 spreadsheet
Museum Workers Speak COVID-19, funding, mutual aid

Museum Workers Relief Fund

2020 Museums & Race Imagine a [Radical Future virtual conference]

Resources Statement (May 1, 2020)




Music Library Association COVID-19 MLA Emergency Relief Fund MLA Survey of Personnel Characteristics (2009)






National Council on Public History hiring Best Practices in Public History: Job Postings (March 2019)



National Emerging Museum Professionals Network hiring, salaries

Range on Museum Job Postings Letter Writing Campaign

Help Make Museums More Equitable




New England Archivists temporary positions New England Archivists Contingent Employment Study (January 2017) NEA Statement on Contingent Employment (2018)


Need Help with an Advocacy Issue?


Northwest Archivists internships, salaries

NWA Archivist-in-Residence

Survey: The Value of Archivists in the Northwest

Northwest Archivists (NWA): Policy for Acceptable Job Postings

NWA Policy for Acceptable Job Postings




@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

Data set: Partnership Job Board job postings

Literature Review & Bibliography

Catalog Cards from the Edge: Precarity in Libraries (May 2018)

Hidden Variables: Researching While Precarious (October 2018)

Let’s talk precarity (or not): Libraries, community, and conversation (June 2019)

Perceptions and Experiences of Precarious Employment in Canadian Libraries: An Exploratory Study (September 2019)

Progressive Librarians Guild salaries, temporary positions, unions

Union Library Workers

discussion list

Rutgers AAUP-AFT COVID-19, unions

Rutgers One

How We're Confronting the Crisis

Here's What We're Fighting For

Defend Lincoln Annex

A People-Centered Approach to COVID Crisis

Work Sharing Proposal – May 2020

Libraries Solidarity

Salary Equity Program

Union Fireside Chats

Statement: Justice for George Floyd

Statements and Resolutions

Questions and Answers about the “Fiscal Emergency”

Special Alerts




Society of American Archivists Accessibility & Disability Section accessibility of work environment, disability equity, hiring, salaries, temporary positions

Archivists at Home

Inclusive interviewing and recruitment practices for people with disabilities

Guidelines for Accessible Archives for People with Disabilities



Society of American Archivists Committee on Public Awareness salaries, signal boosting, student loan debt Responses & Retrospectives series on ArchivesAWARE blog

Responses and Retrospectives: Rachael Woody on the Decline of History Majors and Its Impact on Archives (December 2018)

Responses & Retrospectives: Rachael Woody’s Annual Conference Coverage on the Value of Archival Labor Sessions (September 2019)

Responses & Retrospectives: “maybe she just has to sing for the sake of the song” Rosemary K.J. Davis on Student Loan Debt and Its Impact on the Archival Profession (November 2019)


Society of American Archivists Council internships, volunteers

SAA Update: Advocating For Archivist Pay

Council Resolution Honoring The UCLA Six

Best Practices for Internships as a Component of Graduate Archival Education (January 2014)

Practices for Volunteers in Archives (June 2014)

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


Report an advocacy issue

Society of American Archivists Students and New Archives Professionals Section internships, hiring

Academic Internship Survey

#snaprt chats: Topics include barriers to entry into the archival profession; erasure of archival labor; labor issues in archives

Ask an Archivist




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





Western Archivists Listerv

Society of Southwest Archivists salaries Archives Regional Salary Research

Archival Pay and SAA: Some Modest Proposals (April 29, 2019)

Salary Information Now Required in Job Postings (March 11, 2019)

Poor Pay in Archives: How Our National Organizations are Failing Us (March 5, 2019)



News Blog


Tech Workers Coalition unions

Learning Club

• Local chapters (Austin, Berlin, Boston, DC, LA, London, NYC, PDX, San Diego, Seattle, SF Bay Area, South Florida)






UC-AFT Unit 17 (UC Librarians) unions Precarity, academic freedom, professional development, working conditions, housing, and the next contract

• Our website (and blog) chronicles our campaign and organizing with tools for engagement around our contract

Bargaining Timeline

Glossary of Common Terms



Media coverage

Twitter (@UCLibrarians)

Twitter @UCAFT]

UCLA Six (Temporary Librarians) temporary positions Open Letter (June 2018)

UCLA Library’s reliance on temporary workers is inefficient, unethical (July 29, 2018)

SAA Council Resolution Honoring The UCLA Six (August 2019)


United Academics of the University of Oregon salaries, temporary positions, unions

Information for Librarians

UA Bargaining 101

We Are Building Our Union

We Need Our Librarians! (May 15, 2020)

United Academics Statement on Use of Blackface (November 4, 2016)


The Duck & Cover (newsletter)


University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) benefits, salaries, temporary positions, unions

Renewing a Term-Limited Contract

Employment Equity Guide

CAUT handbook for new faculty - Negotiating starting salaries

Negotiating a probationary position



We Here BIPOC/BAME network, COVID-19, mutual aid

Community School

COVID-19 Relief Grants for We Here's Black Members

Join closed groups

Submit a Job





Workers for Workers organizing, temporary positions

#workersforworkers Survey

Solidarity Fund for Fired FB Contingent Workers





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