Report: Keynote at the Society of Georgia Archivists Annual Meeting (October 2022)

Late last month I offered a keynote to the Society of Georgia Archivists at their 2022 Annual Meeting. Their theme, “Sustaining Practices: Practical Solutions for the Future” included attendee interest in the rise in burnout, and not surprisingly, the connections to self-care. I wanted to gather and share some context of what’s going on inContinue reading “Report: Keynote at the Society of Georgia Archivists Annual Meeting (October 2022)”

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)”

Low Morale Frameworks

While the low-morale experience is a unique phenomenon, it can be housed within several frameworks, some of which are distinctive to helping professions like librarianship, and others that are found in the general workforce.  Ambiguous Loss – a loss that occurs without a significant likelihood of reaching emotional closure or a clear understanding. (Boss 2000; See Also, lowContinue reading “Low Morale Frameworks”