Academic Librarians and Low Morale Development
Co-Sponsored by the Georgia Library Association Academic Library Division
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
2pm Eastern (11am Pacific | 12pm Mountain | 1pm Central)
Description: Kendrick’s 2017 study reveals the traditional causes of low morale are a small piece of a much larger and concerning puzzle in academic library environments, with far-reaching implications for employee retention, library development, and professional development in higher education. Attendees will learn about the factors that enable low-morale, the impacts on those having this experience, and explore ways to positively cope with, resolve, or detect low morale in future workplaces.
About the Presenters:
Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, MSLS is currently Associate Librarian and Associate Professor at the University of South Carolina Lancaster. A graduate of the historic Clark Atlanta University School of Library and Information Studies, Kendrick’s research interests include racial and ethnic diversity in the LIS field, professionalism, ethics, and the role of digital humanities in practical academic librarianship. She is co-editor of The Small and Rural Academic Library: Leveraging Resources and Overcoming Limitations and author of Kaleidoscopic Concern: An Annotated, Chronological Bibliography of Diversity, Recruitment, Retention, and Other Concerns Regarding African American and Ethnic Library Professionals and Global Evolution: An Annotated, Chronological Bibliography of International Students in U.S. Academic Libraries.