Renewals Reach: Contemplative library practice

Duffy, Rose-Wiles, and Loesch offer an overview of contemplative practice in academia and apply the concept to information literacy/library instruction and pedagogical practice in academic libraries. The authors share their experiences introducing contemplative practice in their organization’s program as a channel to reducing stress and burnout on colleagues, students, and teaching faculty. Access the articleContinue reading “Renewals Reach: Contemplative library practice”

Renewals Reach: Humanizing library work

Barnett and Wittenstein highlight the gap between the stated American Library Association and Association of College and Research Libraries value of diversity and persistent Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) underrepresentation in the field. Using Critical Participatory Action Research (CPAR) methodologies, they created and implemented a protocol designed to discover best practices for integratingContinue reading “Renewals Reach: Humanizing library work”

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”

Renewals Reach: Reactions to user incivility

Vraimaki, Koloniari, Kyprianos, and Koulouris explain the impetus, rationale, design, and results of a study centering incivility in academic library users in Greece. The quantitative study measures user incivility, contributing factors to incivility,  library employees’ emotional responses to user incivility, and library employees’ behavior towards uncivil library users.  The 2017 low morale study is mentionedContinue reading “Renewals Reach: Reactions to user incivility”