Chapters (Layout Features)

Boundaries and Breakthroughs: A Conversation on Maintaining Engagement and Avoiding Burnout in Reference and Instruction

Leveque, Sophia C.; Tewell McCord, Eamon C.

This chapter puts one early- and one mid-career academic librarian together in conversation about issues and strategies related to engagement with their work and careers. The authors examine the tensions between engagement and self-care, share strategies for avoiding burnout, complicate the concept of service in reference and instruction work, and discuss the interests and types of work that keep them sustained and fulfilled.


  • thumnail for Boundaries and Breakthroughs A Conversation.pdf Boundaries and Breakthroughs A Conversation.pdf application/pdf 178 KB Download File

Also Published In

Thriving as a Mid-Career Librarian: Identity, Advocacy, and Pathways
American Library Association

More About This Work

Academic Units
Published Here
February 13, 2023