From the May 2019 Course: Suggested Readings from Students

This post is the first of a two-part series of items I’m sharing from the second session of my course, “Deconstructing the Low-Morale Experience in Academic Libraries,” which was offered via Library Juice Academy in May 2019.

Throughout the course, students shared readings that are helping them change their work culture or better understand issues related to low-morale (i.e., burnout, vocational awe, emotional labor, etc.).

A full list of suggested items coming from the May course follows. 

Accardi, M. (2015). The souls of our students, the souls of ourselves: Resisting burnout through radical self-care. Retrieved from

Bair, S. (2005). Toward a code of ethics for cataloging. Technical Services Quarterly, 23(1): 13-26. Retrieved from

Katz, J. (2018). Interaction safety: Creating productive interactions in your organization. Retrieved from

Pinchot, G. (1985). Intrapreneuring: Why you don’t have to leave the corporation to become an entrepreneur. New York: Harper & Row.

White, E. (2016). What it means to stay [Blog post]. Retrieved from



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