Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Date of this Version

Winter 1-4-2022

Document Type



Librarians’ work has increasingly become dominantly computer-based because of provision of library and information services online following the outbreak of COVID-19. This increased use of digital technologies is often associated with digital fatigue. The purpose of this study was, therefore, to establish the level awareness about digital fatigue, symptoms of digital fatigue displayed by academic librarians and how they managed the fatigue as they offered services to patrons. Twenty-five (25) academic librarians at universities in Zimbabwe participated in online interviews for the study. Key findings show that academic librarians in Zimbabwe suffered digital fatigue but were not fully aware of it. The study recommends that academic librarians should pay attention to the time they spend using digital technologies so that it does not have negative effects on their health and wellness.