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Library Director Megan Lowe writes book on challenges of modern librarians

Published January 11, 2019

University of Louisiana Monroe Library Director and Associate Professor Megan Lowe, M.A.,M.L.S., B.A., has recently co-written a book published by IGI Global.

“Examining the Emotional Dimensions of Academic Librarianship: Emerging Research and Opportunities," studies the emotional experiences of academic librarians.
Library Director Megan Lowe with her new book.

Libraries have made tremendous changes as demand and technology has dictated. At ULM, for example, what were the book “stacks” are now student study areas. Many of the hardback books have migrated to online materials.

“The book grew out of another publication my co-author and I worked on examining the emotional experiences of librarians. Librarianship is very people-oriented work, making librarians prone to burnout,” Lowe explained. “We wanted to get a better understanding of the emotional experiences of academic librarians as a means of identifying solutions and supporting those librarians in their careers.”
“Examining the Emotional Dimensions of Academic Librarianship: Emerging Research and Opportunities” is an essential scholarly resource that offers detailed discussion on the latest crises and challenges for librarians and supplies innovative solutions to these issues. Highlighting relevant topics such as emotional exhaustion, research agendas, and deselection, this publication is an ideal resource for librarians, academicians, students, and researchers who have an interest in the mental and emotional landscape of modern library environments. It is co-authored by Lindsey M. Reno of the University of New Orleans.

This title is currently available to order on the IGI Global Bookstore as well as through the InfoSci® Databases, which offer full-text book chapters and journal articles from over 3,500 books and 170 scholarly journals. To adopt this book for use in your courses, please submit an examination request form here : (https://bit.ly/2QDhgcy). To request a copy of this book for review, contact ccampbell@igi-global.com.

IGI Global, an international publishing company specializing in high-quality research publications focusing on the areas of education, social science, library science, healthcare, business, environmental science, public administration, computer science, and engineering.