Book Haul: Somatics

Low-morale experiences are predicated on long-term exposure to abuse and neglect, and this exposure also impacts the body.  From the flight-(freeze) or-flight response stemming from the trigger event and acute stomach knots connected to work dread, to long-term weight gain, muscle tightness, chronic fatigue, or sleep loss, the somatic connections from this phenonemon are undeniable. Continue reading “Book Haul: Somatics”

Low-Morale Experience Trajectory

The low-morale experience is a trajectory of events that occur for most people dealing with workplace abuse or neglect (Kendrick 2017). Review the trajectory below, and if this experience is familiar to you, consider participating in any of my ongoing data collection activities. The Trigger Event: Trigger events are unexpected and move positive or neutralContinue reading “Low-Morale Experience Trajectory”

Report: Low-Morale Experience Assessment Survey (January 2020)

The third session of my Library Juice Academy course, “Deconstructing the Low-Morale Experience in Academic Libraries,” is beginning its third week. I asked students enrolled in the course to participate in a quick Low-Morale Experience Assessment survey, just so we could get a quick gauge on what the landscape looks like for this cohort. CourseContinue reading “Report: Low-Morale Experience Assessment Survey (January 2020)”

Report: Share Your Story Results (September 2019)

Since April 2018, I have been collecting stories of low-morale experiences from library employees from all kinds of libraries. The project, called “Share Your Story,” allows people a space to write down as much (or as little) about their most impactful incidents of workplace abuse and neglect as they want to; additionally, they are ableContinue reading “Report: Share Your Story Results (September 2019)”

Report: Low-Morale Experience Assessment Survey (May 2019)

The second session of my Library Juice Academy course, “Deconstructing the Low-Morale Experience in Academic Libraries,” is now in its third week. I asked students enrolled in the course to participate in a quick Low-Morale Experience Assessment survey, just so we could get a quick gauge on what the landscape looks like for this cohort. CourseContinue reading “Report: Low-Morale Experience Assessment Survey (May 2019)”

Report: Low-Morale Experience Assessment Survey (October 2018)

I am in the third week of my Library Juice Academy course, “Deconstructing the Low-Morale Experience in Academic Libraries.” I asked students enrolled in the course to participate in a quick Low-Morale Experience Assessment survey, just so we could get a quick gauge on what the landscape is. Course attendees agreed I could share theContinue reading “Report: Low-Morale Experience Assessment Survey (October 2018)”