ALA Joblist must require employers to post job salaries

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ALA JobLIST does not currently require employers to post a salary on their job postings. With a large portion of jobs listed with no salary, library workers are unable to know if a job is worth applying for and/or be in a strong position to negotiate a fair salary. This also allows employers to hide salaries that are unfairly low from the public. Furthermore, employers pay ALA JobLIST a fee ranging from $250-$650 to post these jobs on their site, generating substantial revenue.

The American Library Association's Mission is the following:

“To provide leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.” 

One easy to way to improve the profession of librarianship is by demanding fair wages, and an easy first step would be to require said wages be public if posted on their site. In the past ALA JobList has cited that it is not competitive to do so (and they fear lost of revenue). We ask that ALA JobList step up to the task of being part of ALA and set the standard rather than do what's easy.