Technological Change in the Workplace: A Statewide Survey of Community College Library and Learning Resources Personnel

Carolyn E. Poole, Emmett Denny

Abstract

It is a commonly held belief that technostress caused by change is affecting library personnel, although research on its impact in two-year colleges is practically nonexistent. This investigation examined how employees in Florida community college library and learning resource centers are dealing with technological change in their work environment. The results of the investigation indicated that staff are reacting positively. However, greater attention needs to be directed toward improving their inclusion in decision-making, revising job descriptions, and experimenting with alternative reward systems.

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