PPT is available here.
This program presented the findings of two studies: one on library workplace engagement and one on library job satisfaction. The program discussed the findings of both studies and focus on the five overlapping factors that had the greatest influence on respondents engagement and satisfaction: culture & work environment, leadership, workload, recognition, and meaning. The program discussed ways library leaders and each one of us in libraries can work to create a library culture that supports engagement satisfaction.
A brief summary of the findings of both studies is available here.
A short write up of both studies can be found at
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