Report Update: BIPOC, Low Morale, & COVID-19 (February 2021)

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. As a follow-up – and in tandem with a recent Renewal Presentation I hosted for the African-American Medical Librarians Alliance (AAMLA) – I am sharing updated data to highlight theContinue reading “Report Update: BIPOC, Low Morale, & COVID-19 (February 2021)”

Renewals Reach: Trauma-informed practice during COVID-19

This past Spring on her blog, Bryce Kozla discusses the impetus for creating and presenting a webinar titled “Being trauma-informed during a pandemic,” which she led this past April for an online conference. In addition to setting boundaries for discussion of the webinar content, Kozla also underscored that BIPOC communities have been more heavily impactedContinue reading “Renewals Reach: Trauma-informed practice during COVID-19”

Report: BIPOC Low-Morale Experience Assessment Survey (May 2020)

The inaugural session of my Library Juice Academy course, “Reimagining Workplace Empowerment: Reducing Low Morale for Minority Librarians,” is now in its third week. Students enrolled in the course were asked to participate in a quick Low-Morale Experience Assessment survey so we could get a quick gauge on what the landscape looks like for the cohort.Continue reading “Report: BIPOC Low-Morale Experience Assessment Survey (May 2020)”

Report: BIPOC, Low Morale, & COVID-19 (April 2020)

Late last month I shared quantitative and qualitative results of my ongoing survey on the impact of COVID-19 on low-morale experiences. As a follow-up – and to support the data I shared during this month’s two BIPOC in LIS Mental Health Summits – I am revisiting the data to highlight the responses and experiences ofContinue reading “Report: BIPOC, Low Morale, & COVID-19 (April 2020)”

BIPOC in LIS Mental Health Summit – Panel Resources

Thank you for attending (and/or for your interest in) the BIPOC Mental Health Summit, which was held on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. The BIPOC Mental Health Summit — conceptualized by Kaetrena Davis Kendrick and Twanna Hodge and implemented with the further expertise and presence of Amanda M. Leftwich and Rayna Smaller — offers Black, Indigenous,Continue reading “BIPOC in LIS Mental Health Summit – Panel Resources”

Recorded: Southeast Online Collaborative Conference

The Southeast Collaborative Online Conference organizers invited me to present for their inaugural virtual conference. The group includes the state libraries of Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. This webinar offers a review of low morale and shares data from all three of my low morale studies (the published study on academic librarians, theContinue reading “Recorded: Southeast Online Collaborative Conference”

Published: Ethnic & Racial Minority Academic Librarians Study

My low morale study centering ethnic and racial academic librarians, which was co-authored with Ione T. Damasco  (University of Dayton), has been published in a special issue of Library Trends. The study, titled “Low morale in ethnic and racial minority academic librarians: An experiential study,” can be found on page 174 in volume 68, no.2.  UPDATEContinue reading “Published: Ethnic & Racial Minority Academic Librarians Study”

Considering: Oppressed Group Behavior

[This content was originally published on October 15, 2018 at The Ink On The Page.] While analyzing data for my PoC academic librarians low morale study, I came across behaviors that seemed to fall under the realm of oppressed group behavior (OGB) – known more colloquially as “eating one’s young” the “one” being the profession and theContinue reading “Considering: Oppressed Group Behavior”

Webinar Release: Exploring (de)Authenticity: Impact on PoC; Implications for Practice (NCLA REMCo)

This year, North Carolina Library Association’s Roundtable for Ethnic and Minority Concerns (NCLA REMCo) is offering a speaker series titled “Cultural Conversations.  For their final installment, I was invited to discuss an intriguing piece of emerging data on from my study of low morale in racial and ethnic minority librarians: something I call deauthentication: … aContinue reading “Webinar Release: Exploring (de)Authenticity: Impact on PoC; Implications for Practice (NCLA REMCo)”

Considering: Deauthenticity in the Workplace

[This content was originally published on February 5, 2018 at The Ink On The Page.] “Authenticity is defined as the sharing of self by relating in a natural, sincere, spontaneous, open, and genuine manner. Being authentic, or genuine, involves relating personally so that expressions are spontaneous rather than contrived.” (Hepworth 2010, p. 107). In my studyContinue reading “Considering: Deauthenticity in the Workplace”