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3 J. New Librarianship [i] (2018)

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Responding to and Reimagining Resilience



                      in   Academic Libraries




Jacob  Berg

LAC Group, The Foreign Service Institute, United States Department of State


Angela  Galvan

Brown  University


Eamon   Tewell

Long Island University Brooklyn


Abstract: This article briefly introduces library staff to the concept of resilience, beginning with its
origins and how it came to academic libraries. The authors posit that the resilience narrative obscures
structural issues, particularly those relating to socioeconomic status, and shifts responsibility to library
workers who must then overcome barriers to success. The authors challenge the concept of resilience
as used in library workplaces, offer potential responses to it from library workers and supervisors, and
conclude that applying resilience in and to libraries causes more harm than good.


Keywords: resilience; library workers; change management




This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use,
distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Journal  of New  Librarianship  (2018) pp. 1-4  10.21173/newlibs/4/1

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