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)”

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”

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)”

#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”