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Job stress and the librarian : coping strategies from the professionals

Author: Carol Smallwood; Linda Burkey Wade
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina ; London : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Practical how-to essays on managing stress as working librarians. Creative methods of diffusing stress are emphasized, adaptive to various types of libraries and job descriptions. Facing budget and staff cuts, increasingly diverse patrons, and rapidly changing technology, librarians have stressful jobs and this collection helps meet a concrete need"--Provided by publisher.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Smallwood; Linda Burkey Wade
ISBN: 9780786471805 0786471808 9781299760271 1299760279
OCLC Number: 824733882
Description: ix, 201 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Dealing with impossible co-workers / Kathleen Clauson --
Let's work it out : managing conflict in libraries / Lisa A. Forrest --
Gender specific stress management strategies / Leigh A. Woznick --
Laughter in the library / Su Epstein --
Shelving stress through self-care and nutrition / Amy Bodine and Kim Rush Lynch --
The active librarian : the importance of physical activity for mental and physical well-being / John Boyd and Elizabeth Cramer --
Leave me alone! : the value of solitude / Jonathan Frater --
Planning library programs for patrons / Beth Nieman --
The benefit and implementation of an employee yoga program / Kymberly Anne Goodson --
Librarians helping each other : a staff stressbusters program / Aislinn Catherine Sotelo and Shirley A. Higgins --
De-stressing : conscious choices at work and home / Maryann Mori --
Journaling your professional life : appreciate the journey / Cristina Hernandez Trotter --
Avoiding and recovering from burnout / Samantha Schmehl Hines --
The real cost of doing more with less / Pamela O'Sullivan --
Meeting the demands of teaching / Marcia E. Rapchak --
Employee empowerment as a strategy for supervisors / James B. Casey --
Affordable library makeovers / Sharon M. Britton --
Funding your media program in lean times / Barbara Fiehn --
Downsizing stress : dealing with budgetary and staff cuts / Stacey R. Ewing and Janelle West --
Done in a day : effective use of volunteer labor / Jeffrey DiScala and Sheri Anita Massey --
Being an "only one" : the sole minority on staff / Charlcie K. Pettway Vann --
The trailing spouse : a portable career / Kimberly Swanson --
So you've been laid off, now what? / Lara Frater --
The over-underemployed librarian : the full-time stress of multiple part-time jobs / Zara T. Wilkinson --
Stuck in security : the mid-career frustrations of the tenured academic librarian / Beth Evans --
No time like the present : proactive retirement planning / Aline D. Wilson.
Responsibility: edited by Carol Smallwood and Linda Burkey Wade ; foreword by Julia L. Eisenstein.

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