Renewals Reach: Digital Stewardship Studies

Shira Peltzman and her co-authors deftly summarize their research focusing on how digital preservation initiatives and oversight evolve over time. They note there is “increasing dissatisfaction among stewards with the way that digital preservation is organized at their respective institutions,” and continue the summation of their impetus and scholarly effort (a qualitative study) to findContinue reading “Renewals Reach: Digital Stewardship Studies”

Study Invitation: Low Morale in Public Librarians

UPDATE 12/18/18: This invitation is now closed. Thank you for your interest. Be sure to monitor this blog for study updates.   UPDATE 1/4/2021: This study has been published in the Open Access journal Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research. A recent study reveals that low morale is the result of repeated andContinue reading “Study Invitation: Low Morale in Public Librarians”

Study Invitation: Low Morale in Business and Nonprofit Organization Employees

UPDATE: This study has been suspended. Thank you for your interest. Are you a current or past employee of a North American- based public- or private- sector business or nonprofit organization who has faced low morale in your workplace? If so,  you are invited to participate in a study exploring: differences in the emotional paths and impacts ofContinue reading “Study Invitation: Low Morale in Business and Nonprofit Organization Employees”

Report: Strategies for Reducing/Resolving Low Morale

Around the same time I began collecting data for the Low Morale Spot-Check survey, I also created another survey to ask people who have dealt with low morale to share their strategies for reducing the occurrence of low morale or its effects.  In short, this survey takes a closer look at how people engage inContinue reading “Report: Strategies for Reducing/Resolving Low Morale”

Report Update: Academic Library Low Morale Spot-Check Survey Results (August 2018)

Earlier this year 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 orContinue reading “Report Update: Academic Library Low Morale Spot-Check Survey Results (August 2018)”

Enabling Systems of Low Morale in PoC Academic Librarians

[This content was originally published on July 2, 2018 at The Ink On The Page.] If you’re following this blog – or my work in general – you’re aware that I’m currently working on data analysis for my PoC Low Morale study.  After I closed the interview phase, I asked my colleague (and friend) Ione DamascoContinue reading “Enabling Systems of Low Morale in PoC Academic Librarians”

Webinar Release: Academic Librarians & Low Morale Development (Georgia Library Association Academic Library Division)

This hour-long webinar was offered on July 18, 2018 as part of the Georgia Library Association‘s Carterette Series Webinar. I discuss results of my 2017 low morale study, which was published in the Journal of Library Administration. 

The List: Low-Morale Experience Studies

This post offers a running list of my published low-morale research. The original study (2017) and follow-up study (2019) may be behind paywalls, depending on your subscription-access to the journals. The latter studies (2021) are Open Access. Consider bookmarking this link if you’d like to follow along as my work continues. Thank you for yourContinue reading “The List: Low-Morale Experience Studies”

Report: Academic Library Low Morale Spot-Check Survey Results (March 2018)

[This content was originally published on March 5, 2018 at The Ink On The Page.] It’s been about six months since the release of my original low morale study. Since then, I’ve presented a two-part ACRL webinar, and I’m gearing up to present the study results at regional and international LIS conferences.  While interacting on socialContinue reading “Report: Academic Library Low Morale Spot-Check Survey Results (March 2018)”