Tweet-dux: Diversity Rhetoric and Whiteness in the PoC Low-Morale Experience.

[This content was originally published on February 4, 2019 at The Ink On The Page.] On Twitter, I’ve been threading some results of my latest low morale study (done with Ione Damasco), which centers the experience of racial and ethnic minority academic librarians. It is my hope that this work will bring into clearer view the additionalContinue reading “Tweet-dux: Diversity Rhetoric and Whiteness in the PoC Low-Morale Experience.”

Considering: The Diversity Discount

[This content was originally published on May 21, 2018 at The Ink On The Page.] One of my first published works focused on racial and ethnic minority matters and history in LIS; since then, my work has expanded to include other issues of professionalism, including ethics, librarian roles, and identity. Regardless of this shift, IContinue reading “Considering: The Diversity Discount”

Report Update: Academic Library Low Morale Spot-Check Survey Results (August 2018)

Earlier this year I shared the initial results of my quick survey on low-morale concerns and experiences. The goal of the survey is to keep on-the-pulse on what’s going on with people who are currently experiencing low morale, and to offer people a place to share anonymously their immediate concerns about their low-morale experience orContinue reading “Report Update: Academic Library Low Morale Spot-Check Survey Results (August 2018)”

Enabling Systems of Low Morale in PoC Academic Librarians

[This content was originally published on July 2, 2018 at The Ink On The Page.] If you’re following this blog – or my work in general – you’re aware that I’m currently working on data analysis for my PoC Low Morale study.  After I closed the interview phase, I asked my colleague (and friend) Ione DamascoContinue reading “Enabling Systems of Low Morale in PoC Academic Librarians”

Recorded: “Lost in the Stacks” (March 2018)

Earlier this year in mid-March, I was interviewed by the folks at “Lost in the Stacks,” a radio show that airs on the Georgia Institute of Technology’s (GT) student-run WREK station. The show features alternative rock-and-roll music that relates to the show’s topic. In between sets, you’ll hear my discussion with hosts Charlie Bennett andContinue reading “Recorded: “Lost in the Stacks” (March 2018)”

Webinar Release: Academic Librarians & Low Morale Development (Georgia Library Association Academic Library Division)

This hour-long webinar was offered on July 18, 2018 as part of the Georgia Library Association‘s Carterette Series Webinar. I discuss results of my 2017 low morale study, which was published in the Journal of Library Administration. 

#RecommendedReview

Title: Resilience, grit, and other lies: Academic libraries and the myth of resiliency. Authors: Angela Galvan, Jacob Berg, and Eamon Tewell. Supporting their 2018 research on resilience narratives, the authors share activities and then posit “resilience” and “grit” narratives and perspectives as tools that normalize employee oppression, reduction, and mistreatment in contemporary academic library workplaceContinue reading “#RecommendedReview”

Report: Deauthentication Survey Results (June 2018)

[This content was originally published on June 5, 2018 at The Ink On The Page.] Earlier this year, I penned a post focusing on nascent data in my PoC Low Morale study. The data seemed to indicate another phenomenon I call deauthentication, and I crafted a working definition:  “deauthentication is a cognitive process that People of ColorContinue reading “Report: Deauthentication Survey Results (June 2018)”

The Blame Flame

“[U]nbeknownst to myself, I was blaming, you know, the library I worked in, and all the co-workers, and the college, and the drive to work, and the students, you know, all of this, and it was really, honestly, just [my abuser].” –  Low morale study participant (Female, public services librarian) “[The emotional abuse I suffered]Continue reading “The Blame Flame”

Report: Academic Library Low Morale Spot-Check Survey Results (March 2018)

[This content was originally published on March 5, 2018 at The Ink On The Page.] It’s been about six months since the release of my original low morale study. Since then, I’ve presented a two-part ACRL webinar, and I’m gearing up to present the study results at regional and international LIS conferences.  While interacting on socialContinue reading “Report: Academic Library Low Morale Spot-Check Survey Results (March 2018)”