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Gee – I wonder how many copies of this BBC Story hit the boss’s or trustee’s desk next week? Maybe even more than all those Value of Libraries reports!
Librarians ‘suffer most stress’
“Working in libraries has been commonly thought a stress-free job. Fighting fires may sound taxing, chasing criminals demanding, but a new study says that working in library is the most stressful job of all.”
I am not too sure that I agree with the findings. Stress is sometimes a good thing. And, I’ve also read that job satisfaction scores for librarians tend to be higher than most other professions too. That’s some compensation.
I also read recently that male librarians are among the highest at risk for melanoma. Maybe sitting on the beach doesn’t work that well to deal with the stress!

Posted on: January 12, 2006, 10:10 pm Category: Uncategorized

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