Late last month I offered a Renewals Seminar/Keynote at the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries’ 2nd BIPOC Leadership Development Mini-Conference. The event was hosted at Georgia Institute of Technology’s stunning Price Gilbert Memorial Library. Following is selected data from attendees. Professional Demographics and Learning Goals 20% Access Services 50% 10 or more years of serviceContinue reading “Report: ASERL BIPOC Leadership Development Mini-Conference (July 2023)”
Later this month I’ll be facilitating The Renewal Seminar as part of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries’ BIPOC Leadership Development Mini-Conference, happening in mid-July at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Learn more.
Last April I shared Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)- centered results of my ongoing survey on the impact of COVID-19 on low-morale experiences. This report discloses updated data highlighting the responses and experiences of racial and ethnic minority respondents (n=116 – about 25% of the total participant pool). Quantitative and qualitative data areContinue reading “Report Update: BIPOC, Low Morale, & COVID-19 (June 2022)”
This report offers an update of the qualitative data in my open survey focusing on the impact factor of deauthentication,“a cognitive process that People of Color (PoC) traverse to prepare for or navigate predominantly White workplace environments, resulting in decisions that hide or reduce aspects of the influence of their ethnic, racial, or cultural identity, and Continue reading “Report Update: How Deauthentication Impacts BIPOC Academic Librarians’ Library Practice (February 2022)”
This update offers more qualitative data offered by respondents to my ongoing survey on deauthenticity – please participate if this topic resonates with you; and you can review earlier data here. For review, deauthentication is “a cognitive process that People of Color (PoC) traverse to prepare for or navigate predominantly White workplace environments, resulting inContinue reading “Report Update: Barriers to Authenticity for BIPOC Academic Librarians (February 2022)”
This report offers an update on deauthentication, an impact factor that Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) face while dealing with workplace abuse and neglect (low morale). You can review earlier quantitative reports here and here (as well as qualitative data here). Also, you can read more about this impact factor, as well asContinue reading “Report Update: Deauthentication Survey Results (February 2022)”
Library Leadership Podcast host Adriane Juarez recently invited me to discuss my low-morale studies and how they can inform formal library leaders who want to improve their organization’s cultures, as well as some impact factors that may be influencing their own experiences. Listen to the episode.
Nataraj, Hampton, Matlin, and Meulemans discuss cites librarianship as bureaucracy and its overreliance on traditionally structured work practices, which are perceived as neutral but instead reinforce the Whiteness of the LIS field. The authors apply Critical Race Theory (CRT) to surface how bureaucratic practices negatively impact Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) who workContinue reading “Renewals Reach: Library bureaucracy and Critical Race Theory”
The low-morale experience is one that moves through several stages, starting with a trigger event, moving forward to long-term exposure to instances of abuse and neglect, and then hopefully, successful resolution or mitigation. While the experience is launched by individual behaviors, it is also influenced and further propelled by external or internal factors and wide-spreadContinue reading “Impact Factors & Enabling Systems”
I’ve been studying the development and impact of low-morale experiences since 2016, and my work also includes data collection for kaleidoscopic aspects of this phenomenon. From people’s encounters with workplace abuse and neglect to dealing with the impacts of the experience while looking for work – or even how the experience has been influenced byContinue reading “Ongoing Low Morale Data Collection”