ALA Midwinter 2013 — Sunday, Jan. 27 — ALA-APA Council Meeting

Keith Michael Fiels, ALA-APA Executive Director, introduced Lorelle Swader, ALA-APA Director, who made a brief report on recent ALA-APA office activities.  The Certified Public Library Administrator program currently has 167 active candidates and 63 graduates. The Library Support Staff Certification  (LSSC) program currently has 318 candidates and 32 graduates. From mid-February to mid-March, the ALA-APA will offer support of $175 toward the $350 application fee for the LSSC program.   The 2012 edition of the ALA-APA salary survey is available to purchase online and in print; subscriptions are available as well. The fundraiser held Saturday evening appears to have been successful. Tuesday, April 16 will be National Library Workers Day. Libraries will have an opportunity to nominate a library worker star.  The ALA-APA has a new logo and a new website.

Jim Neal, ALA-APA Treasurer, presented his report.  He highlighted why the ALA-APA exists. It provides national certification for library workers. It advocates for salaries and training for library workers. And it provides reports and analyses via salary surveys.  At the end of 2012, there was a positive trend with a $10,000 improvement in revenues. Expenses remained relatively stable. The ALA-APA fiscal 2012 report showed a net revenue of 4$0,755.  Additionally ALA-APA transferred $30,00 to help pay off the principal on the loan from ALA.

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