Resisting Achievement Culture with Slow Librarianship


Meredith Farkas had achieved more by age thirty than she’d expected in her whole career, yet she never felt like she was doing enough. She didn’t realize at the time that she was chasing something that could never come from career achievement: a feeling of enoughness. Meredith will share the ways achievement culture turns organizations toxic, encourages overwork, and keeps people chasing external validation. Slow librarianship presents an approach that rejects achievement culture and focuses on values-driven work, process over product, and gratitude-focused reflective practice. This presentation will explore strategies to support well-being, inspire workplace empowerment, and spark career clarity.


  • Meredith Farkas, Portland Community College/Sylvania, Faculty librarian

Video Recording:  Not made available at the request of the speaker

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