Enhancing academic library performance through positive psychology

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Positive psychology is an important new trend in the field of psychology that may have significant implications for academic libraries. Like the field of psychology, academic librarianship has traditionally focused a substantial amount of attention on problems within the field and on how to solve them. Positive psychology offers a viable alternative by focusing on the strengths and potential of librarians rather than weaknesses. Taking a positive approach to librarianship and fostering a positive culture within academic libraries may result in a variety of benefits to the organization including improved attendance, productivity, and retention of staff.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-101
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Library Administration
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2005


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