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)”

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”

Renewals Reach: Soft skills for library leaders

Steven Bell presented at the 2020 Library 2.0 Conference, wherein he discussed his concerns about employee disengagement and leadership problems in libraries. Noting the original 2017 study and the 2019 study, Bell asserts that library leaders must identify, develop, and apply a humane leadership style that supports employees authentically. View the presentation.

Report: The Renewal Seminar at the ALAO 2020 Virtual Conference (October 2020)

Late last month I facilitated The Renewal Seminar at the Academic Library Association of Ohio’s (ALAO) 2020 Virtual Conference. I’m honored that ALAO invited me to lead this session with our academic library colleagues. Seventeen people attended the Seminar, representing a range of specialties. Seminar attendees are offered an opportunity to take two surveys:  Pre-Seminar Questionnaire (basicContinue reading “Report: The Renewal Seminar at the ALAO 2020 Virtual Conference (October 2020)”

Renewals Reach: Resisting impostor syndrome in LIS

Andrews shares the definition of impostor syndrome and summarizes the topic’s entry into LIS practice and research. She underscores that this phenomenon exposes problems in library systems, culture, and how we perceive &/or promote LIS mythologies and values – and not failings of individual library employees. Read the article.

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)”

Recorded: Library Responses to COVID-19: Impacts on Ongoing Low-morale Experiences

In June 2020, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine invited me to reprise my #LIBREV(olution) presentation, so I shared updated data from my  Low Morale Experience/COVID-19 (Coronavirus) survey.  At the end of the session, attendees asked great questions from the role of anti-racism activity in reducing low morale in libraries to how to bringContinue reading “Recorded: Library Responses to COVID-19: Impacts on Ongoing Low-morale Experiences”

Recorded: @mindfulinlis

Enjoy my interview (originally released in May 2020) with Amanda Leftwich, the founder of @mindfulinlis. I share the markers of low-morale experiences and discuss best practices for leaders (that means you – with or without a title) to reduce workplace abuse and neglect in their workplaces. View this post on Instagram A post shared byContinue reading “Recorded: @mindfulinlis”

Recorded: LibVoices Podcast

LibVoices hosts Amanda M. Leftwich, Jamia Williams, and Jamillah R. Gabriel interviewed me about how I decided to become a librarian. I also share ideas about the implementation of equity, diversity, and inclusion values, work-life balance, and how ego helps workplace abuse and neglect continue. “Wants keep you stuck. They are a part of self-supposition:Continue reading “Recorded: LibVoices Podcast”

Recorded: #LIBREV(olution)/#LIBRESILIENCE

In May 2020, I offered a presentation as part of the #LIBRESILIENCE/#LIBREV(olution) free online conference. The presentation, titled “Library responses to COVID-19: Impacts on ongoing low-morale experiences,” offers information about the low-morale experiences and shares data from my open survey centering library responses to COVID-19 and those responses’ impact on already established low-morale experiences. YouContinue reading “Recorded: #LIBREV(olution)/#LIBRESILIENCE”