Friday, May 29, 2009

Developing a Compensation Plan for Your Library

Singer, Paula M. and Francisco, Laura L. Developing a Compensation Plan for Your Library. 2nd Edition. Chicago: ALA, 2009. 023.9 Singe 2nd ed. isbn 978-0-8389-0985-0

From Library JournalFilling a void in the library management literature, this readable manual by a consultant with experience in helping large and small library systems design and facilitate compensation plans ably guides administrators through the steps involved, from the decision to undertake a compensation study through implementation and administration of a compensation program. In addition to serving as a how-to, the book includes thoughtful discussions of the philosophy of compensation plans; issues and trends in compensation; and the importance of tailoring any plan to the particular library and its mission, environment, and culture. As the author tells us in the introduction, "The design and implementation of compensation and pay plans are as much an art as a science." Both art and science are respected here. Highly recommended for anyone responsible for human resources in libraries. Lyn Hopper, Chestatee Regional Lib., Dawsonville, GA Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.