Examining the Emotional Dimensions of Academic Librarianship: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Examining the Emotional Dimensions of Academic Librarianship: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Megan Lowe (University of Louisiana – Monroe, USA) and Lindsey M. Reno (University of New Orleans, USA)
Release Date: September, 2017|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 168
ISBN13: 9781522537618|ISBN10: 1522537619|EISBN13: 9781522537625|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3761-8

Description

Longevity and sustainability in a career field is dependent upon a number of factors. Evaluating the mental and emotional issues that academic librarians face can provide solutions to combat the burnout this field is facing in the wake of so many large-scale industry changes.

Examining the Emotional Dimensions of Academic Librarianship: Emerging Research and Opportunities is an essential scholarly resource that offers detailed discussion on the latest crises and challenges for librarians and supplies innovative solutions to these issues. Highlighting relevant topics such as emotional exhaustion, research agendas, and deselection, this publication is an ideal resource for librarians, academicians, students, and researchers who have an interest in the mental and emotional landscape of modern library environments.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Academic Literature
  • Burnout
  • Customer Service
  • Deselection
  • Emotional Exhaustion
  • Emotional Labor
  • Public Librarians
  • Research Agendas
  • Technical Services Librarians

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Megan Lowe has served at the University of Louisiana at Monroe since 2003, serving in various positions, most recently as the Coordinator of Public Services and the Interim Assistant Dean of the Library. She has worked in libraries in one capacity or another since 1997. Her research interests include information literacy, plagiarism and copyright issues (including Creative Commons licensing), open access and open education resources, faculty-librarian relations, and deselection/weeding, out of which her interest in the emotional dimensions of librarianship have emerged. Mrs. Lowe has published several articles and book chapters on these and various other topics. She also founded and edits the scholarly, peer-reviewed open access journal Codex: The Journal of the Louisiana Chapter of the ACRL.
Lindsey Reno has served as the Acquisitions Librarian and Liaison to the School of the Arts at the University of New Orleans since 2012. Previously, she has held positions at Occidental College in Los Angeles and the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. She earned her M.S. in Library and Information Science from Simmons College in 2003. Her research interests include the shifting paradigms of acquisitions and collection development and the emotional aspects of academic librarianship. Lindsey’s previous works include articles and book chapters in these areas.