Louisiana Academic Library Workers and Workplace Bullying


  • Catherine Baird Montclair State University
  • Andrea Hebert Louisiana State University
  • Justin Savage Montclair State University


Workplace bullying is a problem in many work environments and can take different forms, including spreading gossip, criticism of work, unreasonable workloads, and being excluded. It can cause physical, psychological, and emotional stress, manifesting as depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, exhaustion, feelings of rage/despair, and in some cases, post-traumatic stress disorder or suicide. Little is known, however, about the prevalence of bullying amongst library workers in academic libraries. This comprehensive state-wide study provides a replicable model to explore workplace bullying in a systematic manner amongst all academic library workers, not just librarians. 

Author Biographies

Catherine Baird, Montclair State University

Online and Outreach Services Librarian, Montclair State University Harry A. Sprague Library

Andrea Hebert, Louisiana State University

Research Impact Librarian, Louisiana State University

Justin Savage, Montclair State University

Research and Reference Librarian at Montclair State University




How to Cite

Baird, C., Hebert, A., & Savage, J. (2023). Louisiana Academic Library Workers and Workplace Bullying. Library Leadership & Management, 37(1). Retrieved from https://llm-ojs-tamu.tdl.org/llm/article/view/7553



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