[Eril-l] Core Webinar: The Search For Meaningful Work: Overcoming Low Morale, Quiet Quitting, & Dead End Jobs

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Core Webinar:

The Search For Meaningful Work: Overcoming Low Morale, Quiet Quitting, &
Dead End Jobs

Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2023

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11 am Pacific, noon
Mountain, 1 pm Central, and 2 pm Eastern time.

Description: This presentation centers on creating a meaningful work life
while also exploring how to break free from unfavorable elements. Low
morale, quiet quitting, and dead end jobs refer to the subtle and gradual
disengagement of library workers from their professional roles, often due
to little opportunity for promotion or advancement, inadequate support, a
lack of pay increases, repetitive tasks, low autonomy, and a negative work
culture. There will be a discussion on actionable steps that individuals
and managers can take to create a more inclusive career development
environment. This talk will be based on the presenter's ALA article:
and https://acrlog.org/2023/05/23/when-librarianship-becomes-a-dead-end-job/

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this webinar, the attendees will be able to:


   Understand the concept of creating a meaningful work life and its
   significance in professional well-being.

   Explore the various challenges and dissatisfaction that can contribute
   to the gradual disengagement of library workers from their roles including
   burnout, lack of professional growth opportunities, inadequate support, and
   evolving technological demands.

   Identify steps to foster a positive work culture, empower employees, and
   enhance job satisfaction, ultimately contributing to a more enriching and
   fulfilling professional experience.

Who should attend?

This talk is designed for both library staff and managers who want to
create an environment where people can learn, earn, and feel a sense of


Alejandro Marquez (he/him) is a Collection Development Librarian at Auraria
Library which provides academic resources for the University of Colorado
Denver, the Metropolitan State University of Denver, and the Community
College of Denver. He also served in the Peace Corps in El Salvador where
he worked as a Municipal Development volunteer. His research interests
include open scholarship and underserved communities.


Registration fees for webinar:  Core Member $57.67; ALA member: $71.10;
Non-member $79.00

For additional information and access to registration links, please go to
the following website:


Core webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording
shortly following the live event.

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling
1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration at ala.org.

For all other questions or comments related to Core webinars, please
contact Core CE staff at corece at ala.org.

*Posted on behalf of the Core Continuing Education Committee.*


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