Technostress In Academic Libraries: Strategies For Its Management
This paper takes a critical look at technostress in academic libraries. It examines the c onceptual definitions of techno stress, and its causes, such as information over load, performance anxiety, poor motivation and paucity of computer based experts. It also discusses the s ymptoms of technostress which include irritability, resistance to learning about computer or outright rejection of the new technologies. Others include feeling of isolation, development of phobia, emotional fatigue, depression and frustration. Finally, the paper suggests strategies for managing technostress in academic libraries. These strategies deal with the roles of the library workers as well as that of the Management in helping to curtail the effects of techno stress in academic libraries.
Key Words. Technophobia, Information, overload, Communication, technologies, Computer, Stress, Library, automation