Many librarians make the assumption that since they are public employees, their benefits package will be the same or similar to those received by other municipal, board of education or state employees. Unfortunately, this is often not the case, and library employees can find themselves without a particular benefit at exactly the time when it is most needed. Attendees at this session will learn the distinction between direct and indirect benefits and how being in a collective bargaining and/or a civil service environment will affect an employee’s benefits package. Attendees will also gain greater insight into how library employee benefits may or may not be affected by state and federal laws, and everyone will come away from the session with a list of questions to ask prospective employers when considering whether or not to take a new position.
Patricia Anderson, retired, Woodbridge Public Library
Dale Spindel, Springfield Free Public Library
Friday, June 1, 2018 - 11:30am to 12:20pm