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Subject: Salaries


From: Brian J. Baird <bjbaird>
Date: Monday, August 30, 1993
Peter Graham points out that $18,000.00 is a shamefully low salary to
offer for a conservation technician position, to which I say, true.  As
supervisor of Princeton University Libraries' Collections Conservation
Unit I have constantly battled for higher wages for my employees, but it
has done very little good.  This is a support staff level position that
is similar to those positions offered to "non-college graduates who have
completed a training course to be a travel agents." (Graham's posting)

This position is, unfortunately, slotted with a salary comparable to all
support staff positions in libraries nation wide. Library support staff
salaries are too low, but that discussion is best left to another forum.
However, the Princeton position does have three things going for it.  1)
We tell people up front what they can expect in the way of pay, 2) The
person who is hired into this position will receive state of the art
training in collections conservation, and 3) Princeton University
Libraries almost always pays its support staff members more money that
Rutgers University Libraries do  ;-).

Brian J. Baird
Princeton University Libraries
Assistant Preservation Librarian
and General Collections Conservator

                  Conservation DistList Instance 7:24
                 Distributed: Tuesday, August 31, 1993
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Received on Monday, 30 August, 1993

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