Renewals Reach: Sabotage in academic libraries

Kate Dohe, Erin Pappas, and Celia Emmelhainz cite the declassification of the US Office of Strategic Services’ Simple Sabotage Field Manual, which shares how individuals can purposely interrupt organizational goals. Making comparisons to contemporary workplaces and industries that are constantly undergoing change, they assert how library culture and those displeased with organizational change unwittingly or willfully sabotage library organizations. They also share how individuals can pushback against saboteurs.

The 2017 low morale study is mentioned within the context of ongoing research on the impact of various types of dysfunction in library workplaces.

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