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ERIC Number: EJ914332
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1542-4715
Avoiding School Librarian Burnout: Simple Steps to Ensure Your Personal Best
DelGuidice, Margaux
Library Media Connection, v29 n4 p22-23 Jan-Feb 2011
All librarians, even those working one job, can become victims of burnout. Burnout can occur throughout the course of any career, and can pose a serious threat. On a daily basis, librarians help patrons fight their way through a haze of misinformation and disinformation. A good librarian is always on the ready, shifting gears from MLA source citation to science to social studies to math and back to English, all within the course of a school day. At the end of a long workweek, it is helpful to know that burnout can be avoided by following some simple steps. The author offers some tips that she learned as she fought her way back into a healthier state of mind: (1) attend conferences and workshops; (2) learn to say no; (3) learn to let go; (4) ask for help when one needs it; (5) beat the budget blues; and (6) reach out. She concludes with a description of some signs that might indicate one may be experiencing burnout.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
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