It is the rare library that does not experience some level of dysfunctional behavior among staff. Problems arise when weak leadership, poor communication, and lack of goals result in toxic behaviors including gossiping and bullying. Several recent publications offer tips on identifying and dealing with dysfunctional library workplaces.
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Bartlett, Jennifer A., "Dealing with Dysfunction" (2019). Library Faculty and Staff Publications. 317.