CTRL “C”–CTRL “V”; using gaming peripherals to improve library workflows and enhance staff efficiency

Ryan Litsey, Rea Harris, Jessie London

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Library workflows are an area where repetitive stress can potentially reduce staff efficiency. Day to day activities that require a repetitive motion can bring about physical and psychological fatigue. For library managers, it is important to seek ways in which this type of repetitive stress can be alleviated while having the added benefit of increasing staff productivity and efficiency. Another area where repetitive stress plays a role is in the computer gaming arena. The tasks undertaken by a computer gamer are not unlike the tasks undertaken by a library staff member. It is in this arena of computer gaming that libraries can find new tools and methods for reducing repetitive stress, computer based stress, as well an increase efficiency and effectiveness. This type of improvement can be accomplished by incorporating gaming peripherals into the workflow of the library staff member.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-43
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Access Services
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2 2018


  • Gaming peripherals
  • ergonomics
  • flow
  • interlibrary loan
  • staff improvement


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