"Burnout, Professional" [MeSH]: Burnout Resources

A Toolkit to accompany presentation at MAC 2017

Burnout Literature

Articles and Books

Bacon, P. (2000). Quit playing catch-up. Time management, 45(6), 35-35.

Baird, T. & Baird, Z.M. (2005)“Running on Empty: Dealing with Burnout in the Library Setting.” LIScareer.com. http://www.liscareer.com/baird_burnout

Barley, S. R., Meyerson, D. E., & Grodal, S. (2011). E-mail as a source and symbol of stress. Organization  Science, 22(4), 887-906.

Bell, S. J. (2003). A passion for academic librarianship: Find it, keep it, sustain it -- a reflective inquiry. Portal: Libraries & the Academy, 3(4), 633-642. 

Bosque, D. D., & Skarl, S. (2016). Keeping workplace burnout at bay. College & Research Libraries News, 77(7), 349-355.

Clark, M., Vardeman, K., & Barba, S. (2014).  Perceived inadequacy: A study of the Imposter Phenomenon among college and research librarians.  College & Research Libraries, 75(3), 255-271.

Ford, E. (2009). How do you say no? In the Library with the Lead Pipe, 1-6.

Kaspar, W. A., & vanDuinkerken, W. (2013). When is enough "not" enough? Journal of Academic Librarianship, 39(4), 319.  

Knibbe-Haanstra, M. (2008). Reference desk dilemmas: The impact of new demands on librarianship. Reference & User Services Quarterly, 48(1), 20-25.

Lacey, S., & Parlette-Stewart, M. (2017). Jumping into the deep: Imposter syndrome, defining success, and the new librarian. Partnership : the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research, 12(1), 1-15. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.21083/partnership.v12i1.3979

Mastel, K. & Innes, G. (2013). Insights and practical tips on practicing mindful librarianship to manage stress. LIBRES: Library & Information Science Research Electronic Journal, 23(1), 1-8. 

Moniz, R, Henry, J., Eshleman, J., Moniz, L., & Slutzky, H. (2016). Stressors and librarians. College & Research Libraries News, 77(11), 534-536.  

Ruhlmann, E. (2017). Mindful librarianship. American Libraries, 48(6), 44-47.

Ryan, P., & Koufogiannakis, D. (2007). Librarianship and the culture of busy. Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library & Information Practice & Research, 2(1), 1-3.  

Salmon, V. L. (2008). Stress in the workplace. Tennessee Libraries, 58(1), 1-4.  

Sheesley, D. F. (2001). Burnout and the academic teaching librarian: An examination of the problem and suggested solutions. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 27(6), 447-451. doi:10.1016/S0099-1333(01)00264-6 

Shelton, A. (2012). Take action: Managing workplace stress. Alki, 28(3), 18-19.  

Smith N.M., Nelson, V.C. (1983) Helping may be harmful: the implications of burnout for the special librarian. Special libraries, 1:14-19. 

Relaxation Tools

Presentation Sources

Campbell, K. (2008). The wonder woman syndrome: Burnout in libraries. Tennessee Libraries, 58(2), 1-4.

Casey, S. E. (2012). How to Manage Job Burnout. Retrieved on October 6, 2017 from http://www.susancaseyeportfolio.com/work/jobburnout.pdf. 

Christian, L. (2015). A passion deficit: Occupational burnout and the new librarian a recommendation report. Southeastern Librarian, 62(4), 2-11. 

Harwell, K. (2013). Burnout and job engagement among business librarians. Library Leadership & Management, 27(1/2), 1-19.

Holcomb, J. M. (2007). Battling burnout. Law Library Journal, 99(3), 669-674.

Kennedy, T. (2001). The path on the road to burnout. Journal of Hospital Librarianship, 1(4), 93-98.

Lyon, J. A., Kuntz, G. M., Edwards, M. E., Butson, L. E., & Auten, B. (2015). The lived experience and training needs of
librarians serving at the clinical point-of-care. Medical Reference Services Quarterly, 34(3), 311-333.

Maslach, C., Schaufeli, W. B., & Leiter, M. P. (2001). Job Burnout. Annual Review of Psychology, 52, 397-422.

Pines, A., Aronson, E., & Kafry, D. (1981). Burnout: From tedium to personal growth.  New York: Free Press.

Railey, V. A. (2008). Burnout in the workplace. Program at the AALL 2008 annual conference, 13(1), 40-44.

Seligman, M. E. P. (2006). Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life (1st Vintage ed.). New York: Vintage Books. 

White, H. S. (1990). Librarian Burnout. Library Journal, 115(5), 64–65.

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