Job Stress and the Librarian: Coping Strategies from the Professionals

Job Stress and the Librarian: Coping Strategies from the Professionals

By: Linda Burkey Wade (editor), Carol Smallwood (editor)Paperback

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Chapters from practicing academic, public, school, special librarians, LIS faculty in the United States to share practical how-to chapters on managing stress as working librarians. Creative methods of diffusing stress were selected that were adaptive to various types of libraries and job descriptions: twenty-seven chapters written by one or two authors: one chapter of 2,500-3500 words or two shorter chapters equaling 2,500-3,500 were compiled from thirty-two contributors. The anthology is divided into: Part I: Defusing and Reducing Conflict at Work, Part II: Laughter and Fun in The Library-It Can Be Done, Part III: Making Healthy Choices to Manage Stress, Part IV: Programming Your Stress Away, Part V: Balancing Work and Personal Stress, Part VI: Time to Teach, Lead, Complete Tenure and Supervise, Part VII: Dealing with Stress Alone, Part VIII: Easing Stress on a Budget: Low Cost Ideas Librarians Can Do, Part IX: Job Juggling and Hunting for Librarians After Layoffs, Moving, and Retiring. With budget and staff cuts, increasingly diverse patrons, rapidly changing technology, librarians have stressful jobs and it is hoped this anthology helps meet the current gap in the literature on the topic.

About Author

Carol Smallwood is the author or editor of numerous books, including many for librarians. A Michigan resident, her experience includes school, public and special libraries. Her work has appeared in English Journal, Michigan Feminist Studies, The Writer's Chronicle and The Detroit News. Compartments: Poems on Nature, Femininity and Other Realms is a 2011 Pushcart nominee. Linda Burkey Wade is the Digitization Unit Coordinator at Western Illinois University Libraries, USA. She lives in Mt. Sterling, Illinois.

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  • ISBN13: 9780786471805
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 212
  • ID: 9780786471805
  • ISBN10: 0786471808

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