Dr. Martin House

Dr. Martin House has served as Assistant Director for Public Services at Central Piedmont Community College since 2010. Prior to his work at the community college, House worked in a variety of roles at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Library, where he held a manager role for several years. Over the course of his career, he has always had an interest in user and staff engagement. Using the social sciences perspective, he is working to unravel the role of burnout and job demands and resources in the library workplace. His dissertation, “Community College Librarian Burnout and Work Engagement: An Examination of Job Demands and Resources,” shines a light on the issues facing community college librarians in this arena. He has published a related article: “Dealing with Workplace Complexities and Engaging Staff” published in Leading the 21st-Century Academic Library: Successful Strategies for Envisioning and Realizing Preferred Futures. His professional interests also include technology and patron services.