Managing Burnout in the Workplace

Managing Burnout in the Workplace

A Guide for Information Professionals

1st Edition - October 31, 2013

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  • Authors: Nancy McCormack, Catherine Cotter
  • eBook ISBN: 9781780634005
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781843347347

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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.

Key Features

  • 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

Readership

Information professionals at all levels; Students in various disciplines including (but not limited to) library, information and archives studies, psychology, sociology, human resources, business, and gender studies courses.

Table of Contents

  • About the authors

    Chapter 1: What is burnout?

    Abstract:

    Introduction

    What is burnout?

    Conclusion

    Chapter 2: Factors contributing to burnout

    Abstract:

    Introduction

    Individual and socio-demographic factors

    Environmental and organizational factors

    Conclusion

    Chapter 3: Burnout and information professionals: how we got this way

    Abstract:

    Introduction

    Sources of workplace stress

    Conclusion

    Chapter 4: Are information professionals burned out?: Research and opinion

    Abstract:

    Introduction

    Research and opinion

    Conclusion

    Chapter 5: How burnout is measured in the workplace

    Abstract:

    Introduction

    Burnout survey instruments

    Conclusion

    Chapter 6: Burnout: the legal perspective

    Abstract:

    Introduction

    Burnout, stress, or post-traumatic stress?

    Power imbalance between employees and employers

    Canada

    United States

    United Kingdom

    Conclusion

    Chapter 7: Gender, burnout and work-related stress

    Abstract:

    Introduction

    Gender, burnout and work–related stress

    Conclusion

    Chapter 8: Symptom recognition and preventing burnout

    Abstract:

    Introduction

    What the employee can do: burnout prevention in six job domains

    What the employer can do: burnout prevention in six job domains

    Conclusion

    Chapter 9: Managing and overcoming burnout

    Abstract:

    Introduction

    Conclusion: the joy of burnout

    Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 224
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Chandos Publishing 2013
  • Published: October 31, 2013
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9781780634005
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781843347347

About the Authors

Nancy McCormack

Nancy McCormack is a librarian and Associate Professor of Law at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, and a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. She teaches legal research to upper year and graduate students in the Law Faculty. Nancy has co-authored The Practical Guide to Canadian Legal Research and Updating Statutes and Regulations for All Canadian Jurisdictions.

Affiliations and Expertise

Queen’s University

Catherine Cotter

Catherine Cotter is the Reference and Instruction Librarian at the University of New Brunswick Law Library, and is a member of the Law Society of Manitoba. She teaches legal research to all first year students in the Faculty of Law and offers an advanced legal research course to upper year law students. Catherine has co-authored the Canadian Law Dictionary and the Practical Guide to Canadian Legal Research.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of New Brunswick, Canada

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