Report Update: Share Your Story (September 2022)

I continue collecting low-morale experience narratives from people who work in various types of library workplaces. Below are updated data (n=127). You may also review an earlier report of this dataset. 37% of respondents are experienced librarians/archivists; 26% are mid-career librarians/archivists; 31% are new librarians/archivists. 64% are currently dealing with low-morale. 35% of these incidentsContinue reading “Report Update: Share Your Story (September 2022)”

Report: Low Morale at Unionized Library Workplaces – Part 2 (August 2022)

In an earlier post, I shared the latest quantitative data from my data collection project on the role/impact of library/organization unions during low-morale experiences. This post shares quantitative data from the project (n=26). (52% of respondents did not report instances of abuse or neglect to their union rep). If you did not report the abuse,Continue reading “Report: Low Morale at Unionized Library Workplaces – Part 2 (August 2022)”

Report: Low Morale at Unionized Library Workplaces – Part 1 (August 2022)

Throughout my studies, librarians mentioned that either they were working in an organization with a union – or that their library’s workforce were contemplating starting a union. Additionally, there has been increased efforts from library workers who seek (or have successfully gained) labor organizing and/or collective bargaining rights and recognition. My previous studies also hintedContinue reading “Report: Low Morale at Unionized Library Workplaces – Part 1 (August 2022)”

Report Update: Public Libraries Low Morale Spot-Check (July 2022)

In addition to collecting low-morale spot-check data for academic libraries, I’m also gathering spot-check data for public libraries – you can review earlier public library data here. Both surveys remain open, so please participate according to your current library workplace.  Since the original report, I’ve published a low-morale study focusing on public librarians. The followingContinue reading “Report Update: Public Libraries Low Morale Spot-Check (July 2022)”

Report Update: BIPOC, Low Morale, & COVID-19 (June 2022)

Last April I shared Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)- centered results of my ongoing survey on the impact of COVID-19 on low-morale experiences. This report discloses updated data highlighting the responses and experiences of racial and ethnic minority respondents (n=116 – about 25% of the total participant pool). Quantitative and qualitative data areContinue reading “Report Update: BIPOC, Low Morale, & COVID-19 (June 2022)”

Report: The Renewal Colloquium for Massachusetts Library Association Conference (May 2022)

Late last month during the Massachusetts Library Association’s Annual Conference (and in addition to offering conference’s opening Spotlight Session), I facilitated The Renewal Colloquium. This event was my first in-person facilitation and public speaking event since the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic. It was good to meet people, and I remain hopeful that everyone remainsContinue reading “Report: The Renewal Colloquium for Massachusetts Library Association Conference (May 2022)”

Report: The Renewal Colloquium for Washington Research Library Consortium (May 2022)

Last week I facilitated The Renewal Colloquium for the Washington Research Library Consortium‘s plenary meeting. This meeting discussed the trajectory of low-morale experiences with a focus on how the COVID-19 Pandemic has impacted these experiences. I also introduced Pauline Boss’ concept of Ambiguous Loss and how it has affected library employees. This report shares selectedContinue reading “Report: The Renewal Colloquium for Washington Research Library Consortium (May 2022)”

Report Update: Job-Hunting during Low-Morale Experiences – Part 2 (March 2022)

This report update reveals qualitative responses of my job hunting during low-morale experiences data collection project. You can view earlier qualitative responses here and here. If you haven’t started looking for a job yet, how have your job search concerns impacted your daily work? “I feel stuck, like I’ll be stuck at my current job,Continue reading “Report Update: Job-Hunting during Low-Morale Experiences – Part 2 (March 2022)”

Report Update: Job-Hunting during Low-Morale Experiences – Part 1 (March 2022)

Since December 2019, I’ve been collecting data about job hunting during low-morale experiences. The project explores how people who are contending with negative impacts of workplace abuse and neglect navigate job-seeking processes.  While this survey sparked my now published study on leaving low-morale experiences, I am continuing the survey. You can see the initial reportContinue reading “Report Update: Job-Hunting during Low-Morale Experiences – Part 1 (March 2022)”

Report: The Renewal Colloquium for Alaska Library Association (February 2022)

Late last month, the Alaska Library Association held their 2022 annual conference. I was invited to facilitate a Renewal Colloquium for registered attendees. The session was one of the most well-attended over the course of the four-day virtual conference.  This report shares selected attendee data generated from the event’s pre-work activities and evaluation survey. Pre-ColloquiumContinue reading “Report: The Renewal Colloquium for Alaska Library Association (February 2022)”