Report Update: Deauthentication Survey Results (June 2019)

[This post was originally published on June 3, 2019 at The Ink On The Page.] Late last spring I shared the original results of my deauthentication survey with TIOTP readers. The survey came out of my desire to explore this sub-phenomenon that seems to occur for racial/ethnic minority academic librarians who are experiencing low morale (repeatedContinue reading “Report Update: Deauthentication Survey Results (June 2019)”

Renewals Reach: Social justice, archives, and low morale

Aaisha Haykal deftly intertwines gaps and biases of historical record-keeping and preservation and the work that should (and continues to be) done to correct such gaps and oversights. She links these ideas to a summary of sessions presented at the 2018 Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting and injects established research into how archivists canContinue reading “Renewals Reach: Social justice, archives, and low morale”

#RecommendedReading

Title: An investigation of factors impacting the wellness of academic library employees. Authors: Leo S. Lo & Bethany Herman ABSTRACT: The term “wellness” is fast garnering attention on how it affects one’s professional and personal life. This study explores the multi-dimensions of wellness and investigates factors that might impact the “wellness” of employees in academicContinue reading “#RecommendedReading”

ACRL 2019 Academic/Research Librarian of the Year Award Acceptance Speech

[This post was originally published on April 18, 2019 at The Ink On The Page.] Following are my remarks after being presented with the 2019 Association of College & Research Libraries 2019 Academic/Research Librarian of the Year Award. Good morning everyone! I hope you’re having a great conference. I sure am! I am unbelievably honored toContinue reading “ACRL 2019 Academic/Research Librarian of the Year Award Acceptance Speech”

Webinar: Deauthenticity in PoC Academic Librarianship

[This content was originally published on February 18, 2019 at The Ink On The Page.] Last year the North Carolina Libary Associations’ Roundtable for Minority Ethnic Concerns (NCLA REMCo) invited me to join their Cultural Conversation’s slate.  Below is the webinar I led, titled “Exploring (de)Authenticity: Impact on PoC, Implications for Practice.” The webinar reflects aContinue reading “Webinar: Deauthenticity in PoC Academic Librarianship”

Tweet-dux: Stereotype Threat and Deauthenticity in the PoC Low-Morale Experience

[This content was originally published on February 18, 2019 at The Ink On The Page.] On Twitter, I’ve been threading some results of my latest low morale study (done with Ione Damasco), which centers the experience of racial and ethnic minority academic librarians. It is my hope that this work will bring into clearer view the additionalContinue reading “Tweet-dux: Stereotype Threat and Deauthenticity in the PoC Low-Morale Experience”

Tweet-dux: White Supremacy and Racism in the PoC Low-Morale Experience.

[This content was originally published on February 11, 2019 at The Ink On The Page.] On Twitter, I’ve been threading some results of my latest low morale study (done with Ione Damasco), which centers the experience of racial and ethnic minority academic librarians. It is my hope that this work will bring into clearer view the additionalContinue reading “Tweet-dux: White Supremacy and Racism in the PoC Low-Morale Experience.”

Tweet-dux: Diversity Rhetoric and Whiteness in the PoC Low-Morale Experience.

[This content was originally published on February 4, 2019 at The Ink On The Page.] On Twitter, I’ve been threading some results of my latest low morale study (done with Ione Damasco), which centers the experience of racial and ethnic minority academic librarians. It is my hope that this work will bring into clearer view the additionalContinue reading “Tweet-dux: Diversity Rhetoric and Whiteness in the PoC Low-Morale Experience.”

Award Notice.

Today the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) announced that I’ve been named the 2019 Academic/Research Librarian of the Year.  According to ACRL, the award “recognizes an outstanding member of the library profession who has made a significant national or international contribution to academic/research librarianship and library development.” The announcement goes on to shareContinue reading “Award Notice.”

Grant Awarded for Low Morale Studies

The University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Research and Productive Scholarship Award allows faculty and staff to compete for funding annually.  I’m really pleased to share that I’ve been awarded funding that will help support data analysis for my current low morale studies focusing on public librarians and business and nonprofit organization employees. Learn more about previous RPS Awards.Continue reading “Grant Awarded for Low Morale Studies”