Managing Burnout in the Workplace

Author: Nancy McCormack
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1780634005
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Information professionals are under constant stress. Libraries are ushering in sweeping changes that involve the closing of branches and reference desks, wholesale dumping of print, disappearing space, and employment of non-professional staff to fill what have traditionally been the roles of librarians. Increasing workloads, constant interruptions, ceaseless change, continual downsizing, budget cuts, repetitive work, and the pressures of public services have caused burnout in many information professionals. Managing Burnout in the Workplace concentrates on the problem of burnout, what it is and how it differs from chronic stress, low morale, and depression. The book addresses burnout from psychological, legal, and human resources perspectives. Chapters also cover how burnout is defined, symptom recognition, managing and overcoming burnout, and how to avoid career derailment while coping with burnout. Focuses on burnout in relation to information professionals and their work Explores how burnout is identified and diagnosed and how it is measured in the workplace Provides an overview of interdisciplinary research on burnout, incorporating studies from various areas

Information Professionals Career Confidential

Author: Ulla de Stricker
Publisher: Chandos Publishing
ISBN: 008100236X
Format: PDF
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Based in part on a selection of the author's past blog postings, Information Professionals' Career Confidential is a convenient, browsable, and illuminating pocket compendium of insights on topics relevant for information and knowledge professionals at any stage of their careers. This book collects comments on matters of interest to new and experienced information professionals alike in 1-2 minute “quick takes, inviting further thought. Topics range from the value of knowledge management and effective communication in organizations to assessing employers’ perception of information professionals and how best to increase one’s value through professional organizations and volunteering. This unique resource will be illuminating for anyone in library and information science, career development, or knowledge and information management. Raises questions – in a lively and concise manner – relevant for information professionals Offers readers the opportunity to read entries one at a time for reflection, or to read the entire book and then go back to certain entries to consolidate the meaning Presents ideas and concepts from thoughtful perspectives in a style designed to make professionals and students reflect on their own careers

Reference and Information Services An Introduction 5th Edition

Author: Linda C. Smith
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440836973
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Thoroughly updated, this is the essential guide to one of the most fundamental fields in the library profession. It links you—and through you, your patrons—to the significant changes that have occurred in reference and information sciences with emphasis on the growth of digital content. • Provides a comprehensive text edited by two highly regarded experts in reference and academic librarianship, Linda C. Smith and Melissa A. Wong, with chapters written by some of the best minds in the library science field • Includes newly updated information that reflects today's realities in reference service with an indication of how reference service may be provided to meet changing patron needs in the future • Encompasses the effective use of print sources, free online sources, and fee-based sources • Features individual chapters that can be used for in-service staff training or in student course packs

Strategic Human Capital Development and Management in Emerging Economies

Author: Bhattacharya, Anshuman
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522519750
Format: PDF
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The analysis and implementation of effective human resources strategies creates opportunities for organizational success. By utilizing such intangible assets, businesses can gain competitive advantage and enhance productivity. Strategic Human Capital Development and Management in Emerging Economies is a comprehensive reference source for the latest scholarly research on the intersection of globalization, organizational behavior, and human capital management in the context of developing nations. Covering a range of business-oriented topics, such as job proficiency, corporate social responsibility, and burnout syndrome, this book is ideally designed for managers, researchers, academics, professionals, and graduate students interested in sustainable management of human behavior in modern organizations.

Examining the Emotional Dimensions of Academic Librarianship Emerging Research and Opportunities

Author: Lowe, Megan
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522537627
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Digital Rights Management

Author: Arnold Picot
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 364255895X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Mit der Veränderung der technisch-organisatorischen Rahmenbedingungen und der anhaltenden Entwicklung von Technologie, Märkten und individuellen Verhaltensweisen ergeben sich fundamentale Fragen, die der Münchner Kreis in seiner Mitgliederkonferenz "Digital Rights Management” mit führenden Experten aus Wissenschaft und Industrie diskutiert hat.