Report: BIPOC Low-Morale Experience Assessment Survey (May 2020)

The inaugural session of my Library Juice Academy course, “Reimagining Workplace Empowerment: Reducing Low Morale for Minority Librarians,” is now in its third week. Students enrolled in the course were asked to participate in a quick Low-Morale Experience Assessment survey so we could get a quick gauge on what the landscape looks like for the cohort.Continue reading “Report: BIPOC Low-Morale Experience Assessment Survey (May 2020)”

Report: BIPOC, Low Morale, & COVID-19 (April 2020)

Late last month I shared quantitative and qualitative results of my ongoing survey on the impact of COVID-19 on low-morale experiences. As a follow-up – and to support the data I shared during this month’s two BIPOC in LIS Mental Health Summits – I am revisiting the data to highlight the responses and experiences ofContinue reading “Report: BIPOC, Low Morale, & COVID-19 (April 2020)”

Report: Job-Hunting during Low-Morale Experiences – Part 2 (March 2020)

This report continues from the quantitative responses of my survey on job hunting during low-morale experiences. Following are some qualitative responses to other queries: If you haven’t started looking for a job yet, how have your job search concerns impacted your daily work? “I don’t want to commit to any kind of project that could takeContinue reading “Report: Job-Hunting during Low-Morale Experiences – Part 2 (March 2020)”

Report Update: Low Morale and COVID-19, Part 1 (March 2020)

It’s been about two weeks since I launched my survey tracking COVID-19’s (Novel Coronavirus) impact on ongoing low-morale experiences. Check this Tweet thread for nascent results, which reflected all participants at that time (n=46). This study focuses on people who were already dealing with low-morale before the discovery and development of the COVID-19 pandemic inContinue reading “Report Update: Low Morale and COVID-19, Part 1 (March 2020)”

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”

Report Update: Academic Library Low Morale Spot-Check Survey Results (March 2020)

In 2018, I shared the initial results of my quick survey on low-morale concerns and experiences. The goal of the survey is to keep on-the-pulse on what’s going on with people who are currently experiencing low morale, and to offer people a place to share anonymously their immediate concerns about their low-morale experience or offerContinue reading “Report Update: Academic Library Low Morale Spot-Check Survey Results (March 2020)”

Study Invitation: Leaving a Low-Morale Experience

UPDATE 7/29/21: This study has been published Open Access in Alki. UPDATE 1/20/18: This invitation is now closed. Thank you for your interest. Be sure to monitor this blog for study updates. Recent studies reveals that low morale is the result of repeated and protracted exposure to emotional, verbal/written, and systemic abuse or neglect inContinue reading “Study Invitation: Leaving a Low-Morale Experience”

Enrollment Open for January 2020 Low Morale Course

Just completed @Kaetrena's @LibJuiceAcademy course, Deconstructing the Low-Morale Experience in Academic Libraries, and it's been a gift, truly. Next one in 2020: — Keldetta Welbow (@Keldetta) June 3, 2019 The third session of my course, “Deconstructing the Low-Morale Experience in Academic Libraries,” is now open for enrollment. The asynchronous course begins January 6 andContinue reading “Enrollment Open for January 2020 Low Morale Course”

Enabling Systems for Public Librarians

  For the past two months, I have been working diligently to analyze participant data from my public librarian low morale study. Again, the results have validated the causes and general development and trajectory of low morale; however, the data also reveal that public librarians have more Enabling Systems (ES) to deal with as theyContinue reading “Enabling Systems for Public Librarians”

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)”