Renewals Reach: Technical labor

Lischer-Katz discusses the invisible labor of technical service work in libraries, specifically digitization work. He chronicles the mental and physical labor that is required for this work, highlighting the significant coordination required of both faculties to complete such work. The original low morale study is highlighted in Lischer-Katz’s discussion on expanding his study, noting thatContinue reading “Renewals Reach: Technical labor”

Renewals Reach: Prestige and labor in LIS

Seale and Mirza discuss links between professionalism, credentialing, and precarious labor in academic librarianship and highlight how broader influences of neoliberalism, Whiteness, and concerns centering gender play in the formation of prestige and the implementation or subversion of labor in LIS. The original low morale study is mentioned within the context of neoliberalism and howContinue reading “Renewals Reach: Prestige and labor in LIS”

Renewals Reach: DLF Working Group on Library Labor Value

The Digital Libraries Federation (DLF) has a Working Group (WG) on Labor in Digital Libraries, Archives, and Museums. The WG’s sub-group, Valuing Labor, met in Fall of 2017 and discussed several aspects of their charge, including  faculty status of librarians, Workplace climate tools, Student employees, Impacts of strategic planning on employees, and  Labor right-sizing TheContinue reading “Renewals Reach: DLF Working Group on Library Labor Value”