Faculty Councils & Committees

Librarians are eligible for one-year appointments as members ex officio to Faculty Senate Councils and Committees.

Legislative Committee

The Legislative Committee monitors issues and coordinates active participation by the members on topics such as intellectual freedom, competitive salaries, and electronic networking. The Legislative Committee coordinates active member participation in the WLA-sponsored Legislative Day in Olympia each year, where members have the opportunity to meet their legislators to discuss current bills and issues.

Salary Compression Committee

The ALUW Salary Compression Study committee examined UW librarians' salary data and data about individual positions to determine whether and where compression exists, and to recommend appropriate remedies. A number of factors can contribute to compression, and the committee determined what local factors make salaries vulnerable to compression. In carrying out its charge, the committee did the following:

  • selected a technique(s) for analysis, for example, regression analysis or comparison ratio;
  • selected peer groups for comparison in addition to ARL libraries;
  • examined the effect, if any, of faculty status versus non-faculty status on librarian salaries;
  • consulted all available data, working closely with the AORP;
  • compiled a report of the committee's findings, including any recommendations or strategies to redress compression.

Membership:

  • Maryanne Blake
  • Patty Carey, Monographs
  • Thom Deardorff, Access Services
  • Joe Kiegel, Monographs
  • Louise Richards, Fish-Ocean
  • Angela Weaver, Drama

Race & Gender Salary Study Committee

The ALUW Race & Gender Salary Study Committee examined UW librarians' salary data, librarian gender and ethnicity data, and data about individual positions to determine whether salary impacts due to race/ethnicity and/or gender exist. In carrying out its charge, the Committee:

  1. Conducted background research, including a literature search and analysis;
  2. selected peer groups for comparison;
  3. consulted all available data, working closely with the AORP;
  4. submitted a report of the committee's findings, including any recommendations or strategies to redress deficiencies and reinforce positive practices.

Membership:

  • Joe Kiegel, Monographs
  • Gail Kouame, Health Sciences
  • Angela Weaver, Drama