It's A Marathon, Not A Sprint, and Other Lessons for Supporting Librarianship and Motherhood

Alexandra Gallin-Parisi


Academic library administrators may struggle with how best to support librarians who are also mothers of young children. Using both qualitative interviews with librarian-moms and the current literature on how academic faculty balance work and family, this article highlights four key lessons for library administrators to use to help librarian-moms succeed in the workplace.


academic librarians; motherhood; work-life balance; family-friendly policies; flexibility stigma; bias avoidance

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