Monday, June 30, 2014 - 10:00a.m.
For the third consecutive year, St. Louis County Library has been named a Top Place to Work by the St. Louis Post Dispatch. The announcement was made on in a special section of the paper on June 29, 2014.
The Top Workplace designation was made after library staff were surveyed by Workplace Dynamics, an independent research company. Staff responded online to 25 questions designed by Workplace Dynamics regarding the library. In total, of SLCL employees responded to the questions.
Library Director Kristen Sorth said, “We want our employees to be happy and to love their job. The mission of the St. Louis County Library has an impact on this. As library employees, we are incredibly lucky to be able to come to work every day and have an impact on the lives of our customers. SLCL employees are passionate about customer service and giving back to the community.”
Staff responded to questions about job satisfaction, benefits, management, training opportunities and leadership. Answers were on a 7-point scale ranging from “strongly agree” to “strongly disagree.” Two questions allowed respondents to write their own comments. All answers went to Workplace Dynamics, which created a summary. A question-by-question analysis will be sent to the library in a few weeks.