Emotional Labor in Open Access Advocacy: A Librarian’s Perspective

Author : Elizabeth Beaver Batte

Emotional labor has become a hot topic among academics and with good reason. Emotional labor can be invisible to supervisors but often leads to preventable burnout, depression, or anxiety.

This article aims to identify what emotional labor looks like for OER advocates with a focus on librarians, the consequences of extensive emotional exertion, and solutions for the advocate and their supervisor on how to manage emotional labor productively.

URL : https://www.ijoer.org/emotional-labor-in-open-access-advocacy-a-librarians-perspective/