Abusive Behaviors in Low-Morale Experiences

As I’ve continued gathering data about low-morale experiences, the originally reported abuse types have been consistent. The original abuse types are: Emotional abuse Verbal/written abuse System abuse Negligence (Kendrick 2017). These abuse types have been consistently reported in subsequent studies (Kendrick & Damasco 2019; Kendrick 2021a; Kendrick 2021b; Kendrick 2023) – and have expanded asContinue reading “Abusive Behaviors in Low-Morale Experiences”

Renewals Reach: High Impact Practices & Student Employment

Liz Vine’s invited paper for the 2021 Association of College & Research Libraries’ conference discusses the role of High Impact Practices through the lens of experiential learning, and with an eye towards equity and learner-centered pedagogy. The 2019 low morale study (done with Ione T. Damasco) is noted in discussions of BIPOC experiencing a dearthContinue reading “Renewals Reach: High Impact Practices & Student Employment”

Report Update: Barriers to Authenticity for BIPOC Academic Librarians (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)”

Report Update: Deauthentication Survey Results (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)”

Published Low Morale Studies

This post reflects a record of the published studies I’ve done on low-morale experiences. It will be updated as studies are published, so bookmark this post if you’re following my research agenda on this phenomenon. Kendrick, K.D. (2023). The cornered office: A qualitative study of low-morale experiences in formal library leaders. Journal of Library Administration. doi: 10.1080/01930826.2023.2177924Continue reading “Published Low Morale Studies”

Renewals Reach: Critical librarianship at work

Feretti discusses the development of critical librarianship. particularly as it relates to information literacy pedagogy, while recognizing that the development of critical libraianship in the literature and in the library instruction classroom has not been reflected in library colleagues’ daily interactions. As such, Ferretti argues that contemporary critical librarianship feels performative.  The original low moraleContinue reading “Renewals Reach: Critical librarianship at work”

Introducing: A Low Morale Course for Racial and Ethnic Minority Librarians

I’m elated to announce that my partnership with Library Juice Academy has expanded to offer my new course, “Reimagining Workplace Empowerment: Reducing Low Morale for Racial and Ethnic Minority Librarians.” The four-week intensive, asynchronous course starts in May and centers my second low morale study on racial and ethnic minority academic librarians (co-authored with Ione T. Damasco,Continue reading “Introducing: A Low Morale Course for Racial and Ethnic Minority Librarians”

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”

IDEAL ’19 – PoC Low Morale Presentation

Earlier this month with Ione T. Damasco (University of Dayton) at the IDEAL ’19 Conference, I presented our low morale study centering racial and ethnic minority academic librarians. Click the image above to see the presentation, which summarizes my original 2017 low morale study and selected results of the racial/ethnic minority academic librarian study.  YouContinue reading “IDEAL ’19 – PoC Low Morale Presentation”

Tweet-dux: Stereotype Threat and Deauthenticity in the PoC Low-Morale Experience

[This content was originally published on February 18, 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: Stereotype Threat and Deauthenticity in the PoC Low-Morale Experience”