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Title: Stress in the Library Workplace
Author(s): Bunge, Charles A.
Subject(s): Library personnel management
Abstract: This article provides information on organizational approaches to managing stress in the library workplace; defines stress as a person's psychological and physiological response to the perception of a demand or challenge; develops the concepts of stressors and coping strategies; and emphasizes the importance of library personnel officers, administrators, and managers knowing the dynamics of stress in the lives of individual workers and having awareness of the important sources of stress in the library workplace. The discussion also treats strategies for reducing stressors, assisting staff members in developing good stress management, and helping the employee who is at risk of burnout.
Issue Date: 1987
Publisher: Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info: In R.Rubin (ed). 1987. Critical issues in library personnel management: Papers presented at the 29th Allerton Park Institute. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library and Information Technology: 92-102.
Series/Report: Allerton Park Institute (29th : 1987)
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/1667
ISBN: 0-87845-081-5
ISSN: 0536-4604
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Rights Information: Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 1987.
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-07-23
Related Item: This Allerton Park Institute has also been published as the Summer 1989 issue of Library Trends (Volume 38, No. 1).
 

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