Matteson, Ming, and Silva apply organizational justice theory to decision-making in library administration and consider the role of this application in improving employee perceptions of the workplace, particularly where perceptions of fairness, autonomy and other factors. Access the article (possible paywall).
Kate Dohe, Erin Pappas, and Celia Emmelhainz cite the declassification of the US Office of Strategic Services’ Simple Sabotage Field Manual, which shares how individuals can purposely interrupt organizational goals. Making comparisons to contemporary workplaces and industries that are constantly undergoing change, they assert how library culture and those displeased with organizational change unwittingly or willfullyContinue reading “Renewals Reach: Sabotage in academic libraries”
In Public Libraries Online, Amy An’s feature article acknowledges the negative lived realities of public library work – including dysfunction, incivility, and bullying. She links these negative workplace behaviors to the larger scope of LIS values and ultimately shares how internal marketing can be leveraged to assess and improve public library organizations’ climates – including trainingContinue reading “Renewals Reach: Internal marketing to help improve organizational climate”
Ashley Roach-Freiman shares best practices she learned as she planned and implemented a design thinking approach to manage change and conceptualize and implement strategic planning at her academic library. The 2017 low morale study, along with burnout and other negative workplace phenomena, was mentioned. The approach – and planning in general – was applied asContinue reading “Renewals Reach: Design thinking and burnout prevention in academic libraries”
This post is the first of a two-part series of items I’m sharing from the second session of my course, “Deconstructing the Low-Morale Experience in Academic Libraries,” which was offered via Library Juice Academy in May 2019. Throughout the course, students shared readings that are helping them change their work culture or better understand issuesContinue reading “From the May 2019 Course: Suggested Readings from Students”
The 2017 low morale study was mentioned as a resource in Mirza and Currier’s Digital Libraries Forum presentation, “Towards a praxis of library documentation.” The information was shared last October. The study is noted in connection to their discussion of the American Library Association’s Code of Ethics, specifically, Principles V and VIII, which focus onContinue reading “Renewals Reach: Documentation and practice”
This post is the third part of a four-part series of items I’m sharing from the first session of my course, “Deconstructing the Low-Morale Experience in Academic Libraries,” which was offered via Library Juice Academy in October 2018. (see Part 1, Part 2) Throughout the course, students shared readings that are helping them change theirContinue reading “From the October 2018 Course: Suggested Readings from Students”