The Low Morale Experience of Academic Librarians: ACRL e-Learning Webcast Series

Thursday, 1/18/2018
  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)
Thursday, 1/25/2018
  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)

Join ACRL for this two-part e-Learning webcast series which examines a study conducted to understand academic librarians' experience of low morale.

The Low Morale Experience of Academic Librarians, Part I: Revisit the Study (January 18, 2018)
Delve into the details of the impetus, methodology, results, and implications of Kaetrena Davis Kendrick’s touchstone study of the development and outcomes of low morale in academic librarians. Access the study here: http://bit.ly/2yk5lc0 and submit your questions about the study—which may be shared during the webcast—to kaetrena@mailbox.sc.edu for even more insight!

The Low Morale Experience of Academic Librarians, Part II: Recognizing and Overcoming Barriers (January 25, 2018)
Building on Part I of The Low Morale Experience of Academic Librarians: Revisit the Study, this Part II will review and discuss environmental and systemic factors that impact the low morale experience of academic librarians, and focus on leadership, ethics, and systemic barriers that we need to work on to reduce low morale in libraries. Share your constructive insights about and proactive solutions to reducing or resolving these experiences.

Learning Outcomes

The Low Morale Experience of Academic Librarians, Part I: Revisit the Study

  • Be able to discuss the methodology of phenomenology and its applications for LIS.
  • Recognize the development and markers of the low morale experience in academic library environments.
  • Identify the short- and long-term impacts of low morale experiences on LIS career paths.

The Low Morale Experience of Academic Librarians, Part II: Recognizing and Overcoming Barriers

  • Be able to discuss the cognitive effects of behaviors and systems that impact the low morale experience in academic librarians.
  • Evaluate the dynamics of policies and procedures that affect mitigation or resolution of academic librarians’ low morale experience.
  • Identify leadership behaviors that incubate or deter low morale in academic libraries.

Who Should Attend

Academic library employees concerned with organizational behavior, leadership, ethics, and strategic planning, and individuals who identify with the low morale experience.

Presenter

Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, MSLS is a graduate of the historic Clark Atlanta University School of Library and Information Studies. Currently, she is Associate Librarian and Associate Professor at the University of South Carolina Lancaster.

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. In addition to publishing articles on these topics, she is co-editor of The Small and Rural Academic Library: Leveraging Resources and Overcoming Limitations (Chicago: ACRL 2016) and author of Kaleidoscopic Concern: An Annotated, Chronological Bibliography of Diversity, Recruitment, Retention, and Other Concerns Regarding African American and Ethnic Library Professionals (Chicago: ACRL 2009) and Global Evolution: An Annotated, Chronological Bibliography of International Students in U.S. Academic Libraries (Chicago: ACRL 2007).
 

Registration

Cost

Registration fees per Webcast:
ACRL member: $50
ALA member: $75
Nonmember: $90
Student: $40
Group*: $295

Registration fees per series:
ACRL member: $90
ALA member: $135
Nonmember: $160
Student: $70
Group*: $395

How to Register

To register for the full series:

  • Locate the webcast by the date of the event under the monthly headings.
  • Select the "Register" link next to the webcast title.
  • You will need to log in with your ALA ID & password. If you do not have an ALA ID & password, you will be asked to create one in order to register.

To register for a webcast a la carte:

  • Locate the webcast by the date of the event under the monthly headings.
  • Select the "Register" link next to the webcast title.
  • You will need to log in with your ALA ID & password. If you do not have an ALA ID & password, you will be asked to create one in order to register.

Archive
Webcasts will be recorded and made available to registrants as an archive, so if you sign up but cannot attend the live event, you will receive the archived webcast recording.

Tech Requirements

ACRL Webcasts are held in an Adobe Connect virtual classroom. Speakers or a headset for listening to the presentation are required. You may ask questions through text-based chat.  Adobe works on both PC and Apple platforms.

Contact

If you have a question about an e-Learning opportunity or need to make arrangements for accessibility/special assistance, please contact Margot Conahan (mconahan@ala.org).