Report Update: BIPOC, Low Morale, & COVID-19 (June 2022)

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)”

Reserved: The Renewal Colloquium @Washington Research Library Consortium (May 2022)

I’ve been invited to this year’s Washington Research Library Consortium plenary meeting to facilitate a special session of  The Renewal Colloquium focusing on the impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on library employees. The virtual plenary is slated for May 18 at 1PM EST. Learn more about the WRLC, which serves ten member libraries in metropolitanContinue reading “Reserved: The Renewal Colloquium @Washington Research Library Consortium (May 2022)”

Four Years Up

It’s Renewals’ four-year anniversary (yesterday also marked the four-year anniversary of Renewers – Renewals’ connected Facebook community, and the second-year anniversary of Renewals’ Twitter and Instagram accounts).  This update also finds us heading into a third year of the COVID-19 Pandemic. However, Renewals’ communities have grown, its mission has been clarified, research has been published,Continue reading “Four Years Up”

Low Morale, COVID-19, & Ambiguous Loss

One of the things my original low morale study surfaced is how grief shows up in the experience. Many participants described their grief using the terminology of Elizabeth Kübler-Ross’ Grief model: denial, anger, bargaining, even acceptance: “…You know, as the stages of grief are not clear cut and you stop one and go on toContinue reading “Low Morale, COVID-19, & Ambiguous Loss”

Report Update: Low Morale and COVID-19, Part 2 (November 2021)

This is the second of a two-part report summarizing November 2, 2021 results of my ongoing survey on the impact of COVID-19 on ongoing low-morale experiences. This second part centers qualitative data. Please view the first part focusing on quantitative data. Please share your experience(s) of increased abuse/neglect during the COVID-19 pandemic: These past fewContinue reading “Report Update: Low Morale and COVID-19, Part 2 (November 2021)”

Report Update: Low Morale and COVID-19, Part 1 (November 2021)

The following report reflects my goal to continue sharing data from my ongoing survey exploring how COVID-19 has impacted library employees who were already dealing with low-morale before the development of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. My last general quantitative and qualitative reports were offered in September 2020. Here are the quantitative results asContinue reading “Report Update: Low Morale and COVID-19, Part 1 (November 2021)”

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)”

Report Update: Low Morale and COVID-19, Part 2 (September 2020)

This is the second of a two-part report summarizing the latest results of my ongoing survey on the impact of COVID-19 on ongoing low-morale experiences. This second part centers qualitative data. Please view the first part focusing on quantitative data. Please share your experience(s) of increased abuse/neglect during the COVID-19 pandemic: A lot of libraryContinue reading “Report Update: Low Morale and COVID-19, Part 2 (September 2020)”

Report Update: Low Morale and COVID-19, Part 1 (September 2020)

In March 2020 I shared qualitative and quantitative data from my ongoing survey exploring how people who were already dealing with low-morale before the development of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States have been impacted by COVID-19.  As a result, this report and future report concerning this survey’s data will only reflect the responsesContinue reading “Report Update: Low Morale and COVID-19, Part 1 (September 2020)”

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”