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As supervisors, middle managers may observe employees who have lost interest in their work, have become demotivated, or seem to be in a rut. This phenomenon can happen to even the most productive employees. Managers can help mitigate negative aspects by supporting their librarians, and helping them to make self-enhancing decisions for their continual professional growth and development.


Munch, Janet Butler. “Working with the Plateaued Employee” pp. 155-157 In: Farrell, Robert and Kenneth Schlesinger, Managing in the Middle: The Librarian’s Handbook. Chicago: American Library Association, 2013.



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