“Creating a Culture of Wellness for Library Staff”, Presentation for APA-ALA

Title screen of presentation "Creating a Culture of Wellness in Your Library" Bobbi Newman, @librarianbyday, librarianbyday.net, bobbi-newman@uiowa.edu

At the end of July, I presented a webinar for the ALA-Allied Professional Association on creating a culture of wellness in your library. Creating a Culture of Wellness for Library Staff: It is now more important than ever to create a healthy environment for library workers. Fostering a culture of wellness can help lower stress, …

“Making Your Library Sustainable for Your Community and Our Future” Presentation, #ALAvirtual20

Last week during the ALA Annual 2020 virtual conferences I was part of the ALA New Members Round Table (NMRT) President's Program on sustainability and libraries. The New Member Round Table President's Program brings together librarians with a variety of perspectives on sustainability and how it is integrated into library work. Topics of our panel …

Libraries Working From Home #LibrariesWFH

photo of a children's drawing of a lady bug with the words "I 'heart' you book librarian"

At this point, your library should be closed. The American Library Association, The Association of College and Research Libraries, and the Association of Rural and Small Libraries have all issued statements. Staff should not be required to report to work to get paid.  All of us should be getting paid. Some of us are working from home. This morning Rachel Walden suggested to me …

“Fostering Wellness in the Workplace” – Book Coming Soonish

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I am excited to announce that I have signed a contract with ALA Editions for a book tentatively titled "Fostering Wellness in the Workplace." This book will be an expansion of the very popular class I developed and teach at NNLM. I am particularly excited that Twanna Hodge, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Librarian at the …