Music Reference Services Quarterly
Impostor syndrome, librarianship, library science, crisis, career development
While not a new phenomenon, impostor syndrome is still a relatively new topic among library professionals. Though prior studies for other professions exist, impostor syndrome in the library profession was not extensively researched until 2014. As the world fights the current global pandemic, new questions about impostor syndrome and work-from-home strategies arise. This article reviews the early history of impostor syndrome research, explores impostor syndrome research related to library professionals and work during an ongoing public health emergency, considers ways to combat the phenomenon, and suggests next steps.
Anderson-Zorn, April K., "Do I Belong? Imposter Syndrome in Times of Crisis" (2021). Faculty and Staff Publications – Milner Library. 147.