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Preventing Burnout in New Hires: Importance of Onboarding Support for Employees at all Experience Levels

  • May 10, 2022
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Zoom
  • 403


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This presentation will review the findings of a research study conducted during the Spring 2021 semester that sheds some light on the correlation between onboarding new employees at the time of hire and onset of the symptoms of burnout. We interviewed four librarians from the California State University (CSU) system, and the findings show that a lack of formalized onboarding has a direct impact on the wellness of the librarian. Themes discussed in this presentation such as onboarding mechanisms, peer to peer support, unclear expectations of the job, and feelings of cynicism/disillusionment have a direct impact on successfully introducing a new librarian to any organization.


Michaela Keating is the Open Educational Resources Librarian at California State University Fullerton. She helps faculty implement OER in their courses, and also serves as the subject liaison to Women’s and Gender Studies, Queer Studies, and Liberal Studies. She received her Master of Library and Information Studies and Master of Arts in History from the University of Rhode Island. Michaela’s research interests span from intersections of gender and feminism in media, to success and retention of academic librarians.


Ilda Cardenas is the Electronic Resources Librarian at Pollak Library, California State University, Fullerton. She manages access to the library’s electronic content. She received her MLIS from San Jose State University. Previously to working at Fullerton, she was an Electronic Resources and Acquisitions Librarian at Mississippi State University Libraries. Ilda’s research interests include usage statistics, issues in electronic resources management and employee wellness.


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