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Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2013 09:10:32 -0500
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Happy Monday!

I thought I would reply to the list for those of you who might have some
of the same questions. I would also like to reiterate that the staff at
the Maine State Library is always happy to help in any way we can. As
the State Data Coordinator, I look forward to your calls and always
welcome the chance to talk with Directors that I don't normally get the
opportunity to interact with. Being in this position I have had the
privilege of seeing the great work that Maine public libraries do. The
added bonus is hearing updates on grandchildren, trips you've taken and
babies born during the year. So please don't stop calling!  

3.8 Salaries 
This is where you would report the amount you get paid for salary or
stipend. So in your case you would report $1200. The difference here is
that you would report zero for 3.9 Employee Benefits if you are only
paid a stipend. 

13.2 Hours Worked Per Week
The hours worked per week is the hours agreed upon in your contract. If
you are paid a stipend to work 32 hours and you work 40 hours then your
hours worked per week is 32. 

13.3 Hourly Rate
Put N/A for hourly rate if you are paid a stipend. This could use more
clarity on the form. I will make a note to add this to the updates for
next year. 
I look forward to hearing from each and every one of you. 


Jenny Melvin
State Data Coordinator
Maine State Library
145 Harlow Street
Bangor, ME 04401
207-947-8336 ext. 116 

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On Behalf Of Sharleen Fields
Sent: Saturday, January 05, 2013 3:09 PM
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Subject: [MELIBS-L] Opine Please WBPL

Hi - I am filling in my State Report and wonder who to handle "my job."
I receive a stipend.  $100 a month.  I worked sometime 50 hrs a week but
mostly 30-35.  Most is volunteer doing everything at home so save lights
and heat spent here doing paperwork and book reviews.  I am a member of
the Children's Book Review.  This takes time reading books, writing
critiques, and attending the two hour meeting once a month.

How should I fill in:

13.2  Hours worked per week?  (I averaged to 32 a week)
13.3 Hourly Rate - do I pit $1.39!!!  haha
3.8 is a stipend the same as a salary (I know in the real world it isn't
but in this library volunteer/paid type jobs.)

Thought I might get a quicker answer here than bothering the Survey
Report People.  Thanks, Sharleen

West Buxton Public Library
Sharleen A. Fields - Director
P. O. Box 348
34 River Road
Buxton, Maine 04093-0348
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