Boost Your Middle Manager Knowledge: Need To Knows About Employee Emotional Intelligence And Happiness
Dr. Michele A. L. Villagran and Lisa Martin will present their
research”Boost Your Middle Manager Knowledge: Need To Knows About
Employee Emotional Intelligence And Happiness” at the Conference
on Academic Library Management (CALM).
What are the characteristics of a happy academic librarian? Is a happy academic librarian an emotionally intelligent one? What are the implications of employee emotional intelligence and happiness on their managers and supervisors? This session will discuss results from a study which sought to measure respondents’ happiness and emotional intelligence, in order to draw conclusions about the library workplace and determine ways for middle managers to provide leadership on ways to improve it. Panelists will discuss quantitative and qualitative results as well as implications for academic library leadership – with a focus on middle managers. Attendees will engage in a participatory discussion in order to generate effective strategies for organizational change in their own workplace despite serving in the middle of a structure with the pressures of above and the concerns of below. Attendees will also be provided with the tools used in the study to measure emotional intelligence and happiness in order to put the study results into practice at their own institutions.
Presenters: Dr. Michele A. L. Villagran
Date: Thursday, March 18, 2021
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)