Question: I see the staff association is busy preparing for our first event. I am confused though because I understood that being on this team meant volunteering your time. Being a member meant donating your money. And the events are scheduled when the library is closed. Why are the team members meeting and working on this event on city time?
Answer by Neva White, Library Staff Association: Formation of an All Staff Association will be an
important tool in getting staff members from around the library system to get
to know each, learn about each other's work, and work more as a system. Because
Eva Poole recognizes that this can only lead to more effective working
situations and relationships, she has approved work time for the formation of
the team. Events are held outside of
working hours so that the maximum number of library employees can have the
opportunity to attend them. You'll be happy to know that this team has been
very efficient in use of work time and in three meetings has drafted a charter,
developed cash handling processes, formed job descriptions for board members,
researched non-profit organizations, and has planned an opening event that will
be free of charge to employees. It is our hope that everyone can recognize that
a small amount of work time spent to pull us all together as a team is
certainly time well spent.