The clamour for change: A thematic analysis of the #ProtectLibraryWorkers movement


This paper examines library workers’ experiences, concerns, and self-described needs through the #ProtectLibraryWorkers movement to establish what kinds of supports library workers need most to successfully handle community-wide crises. Utilizing thematic content analysis methodology, 600 randomly selected tweets from the first two years of the movement were analyzed, resulting in the emergence of eight primary themes and 30 sub-themes. Among these findings is a clear and present need for library researchers to reconsider the types of questions they are asking when it comes to investigating how library workers are impacted by crises.

Jun 6, 2023 3:30 pm — Jun 6, 2022 4:00 pm