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Moving on: salaries and managing turnover

Terry Cottrell (University of St Francis, Joliet, Illinois, USA)

The Bottom Line

ISSN: 0888-045X

Article publication date: 1 November 2011

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to reveal particular unique aspects of librarian pay, retention and hiring issues as a means of advocacy for managers searching for new ways to tackle this function of their work.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper gives specific salary negotiation suggestions, and also provides strategic team building concerns on which future planning may be made.

Findings

It is found that salary information is shared much more often between librarians at other institutions and this sharing leads to many negative and positive effects for future pay structures within organizations.

Originality/value

The paper is original in the sense that it is written for librarians and non‐librarians alike. It presents the issue with candor as a means of sparking fruitful conversation aimed at stabilizing and increasing librarian pay through joint understanding of the issue.

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Citation

Cottrell, T. (2011), "Moving on: salaries and managing turnover", The Bottom Line, Vol. 24 No. 3, pp. 187-191. https://doi.org/10.1108/08880451111186044

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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