Catalog Cards from the Edge: Precarity in Libraries

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Brons, A., Henninger, E., Riley, C., & Yin, C. (2018). “Catalog cards from the edge: Precarity in libraries.” BC Library Conference 2018. Vancouver, Canada.

Date created: 
2018-05-10
Keywords: 
Academic libraries
Public libraries
Precarity
Precarious employment
Work culture
Equality
Diversity
Canada
Abstract: 

The purpose of our research study, Precarity in Libraries, is to provide new information on the extent and effects of precarious work in library settings in Canada. Precarious labour structures such as contracts, part-time, and on-call work are increasingly common in academia and libraries, and can affect staff at all levels. Our research project aims to gather evidence for the effects of precarity on library service and work culture, to explore how precarity connects to libraries’ professed values of equality, diversity, and inclusion, and to measure trends in precarious positions in the Canadian library employment landscape.

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Presented at the BC Library Conference 2018. Vancouver, Canada.

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English
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Conference presentation
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