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Stress in the library workplace

Elisa F. Topper (Dundee Township Public Library, Dundee, Illinois, USA)

New Library World

ISSN: 0307-4803

Article publication date: 20 November 2007



This article aims to help people understand the impact that stress has on library employees and the library as an organization.


This article is based on literature reviews and commentary on this important topic that is not frequently addressed in the library as workplace.


Library workers are under stress and the library as an organization needs to provide training in how to deal with this issue. Strategies for reducing stress are outlined.


This article identifies stress in the library workplace and the importance of stress on employees and will be of interest to those that work within that field.



Topper, E.F. (2007), "Stress in the library workplace", New Library World, Vol. 108 No. 11/12, pp. 561-564.



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