Canadian Academic Librarians & Job Offer Negotiations

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  • This presentation begins with a summary of the first survey ever conducted on the job offer negotiations of Canadian academic librarians. Like previous American studies, our results indicated that even in a female-populated profession, women are still less likely to negotiate than men; however, the lack of diversity within the profession makes it more difficult to gauge the impact race, gender identity, sexuality, and disability have on negotiation propensity and behaviour in Canada. Intersectional theory provides a useful backdrop to discuss connections and lacunas. While it is not the responsibility for any equity-seeking group to negotiate their way out of the wage gap, negotiation conversations can empower librarians in future employment offer negotiations to improve salaries and working conditions.  

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