DOI: https://doi.org/10.15802/unilib/2020_220347

PSYCHO-EMOTIONAL SECURITY: PREVENTION OF CCUPATIONAL BURNOUT OF LIBRARIANS

Olga I. SHKYRA

Abstract


Objective. The study is aimed at expanding the global library community awareness of the measures and tools to overcome occupational burnout based on the practical experience of the library and the Psychologo-Medico-Pedagogical Consultation Service of the Hryhoriy Skovoroda University in Pereyaslav (Ukraine). Methods. The main data were obtained by the method of internal and external observation, as well as the analysis of many years of practical experience of the library. Results. The author described the system of preventive psychological security measures of the university library and offered the tools for overcoming job burnout. Conclusions. For 15 years, the library staff has undergone a three-stage practical training, which gave librarians a new experience of better self-awareness, encourages active thinking, and hence better understanding of other people.


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library environment; occupational burnout syndrome; emotional exhaustion; psycho-emotional security

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