The official last day of my Library Juice Academy course, “Deconstructing the Low-Morale Experience in Academic Libraries,” was yesterday. In the next few days, I’ll be reviewing last assignments and computing final “grades” (it’s a Pass/Fail course). I’m reading my students’ final responses and I am so very happy for them – they’ve learned a great deal about their experience, themselves, and their power and capability for positive change.
I’m taking this space to thank Library Juice Academy for allowing me a platform to host this course. I also want to share how very proud I am of the course. My pride comes from how the students have used and applied my content by taking it much, much further than I ever could have dreamed. Their discoveries, their perspectives, their decisions, their actions, and their plans for the future where reducing low morale is concerned make me so excited for the positive cultural shifts that will come to our workplaces soon.
I am so grateful they allowed me to be their guide.
In the coming weeks, I will share data and other items generated or curated by the class community.
It is my hope that the course — which will improve not only as a matter of its first trial, but as a result of the feedback of my inaugural roster — will be offered again. When it is, I will also announce it via Renewals. I hope you will join me then.