ALA Presentations on Self Care and Stress Management

Unfortunately, I did not make it to ALA to give these presentations in person. A canceled flight and the overall situation with the airlines and airports meant I felt lucky to get home. I may present these as a webinar later this year for ALA-APA, but I thought I would share them now.  I was asked to give two presentation for the ALA Allied Professional … Continue reading ALA Presentations on Self Care and Stress Management

Slides from the presentation. It reads "“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” - World Health Organization"

Presentation “Wellness for Librarians” IFLA panel

In April I presented as part of a panel on wellness for librarians for IFLA’s Continuing Professional Development and Workforce Learning (CPDWL) Section and New Professionals Special Interest Group (NPSIG). Description: Since March 2020 librarians, along with the entire world, have been experiencing acute levels of stress and anxiety caused by the pandemic. Recently, stressors related to civil conflict have exacerbated panic levels. How can we help our … Continue reading Presentation “Wellness for Librarians” IFLA panel

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Workplace Wellness For Library Staff March 15, 2022

As I put together links to share for this issue, mental health quickly became the trend. Mental health is an essential part of workplace wellness. The definition of health I settled on when I first developed the Wellness in the Library Workplace class and used later in the book is from the World Health Organization. “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social … Continue reading Workplace Wellness For Library Staff March 15, 2022

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The eight months since my last blog post have been a time of reflection for me. A lot has changed at work and in my personal life. Most of it for the better. One point of reflection that I came back to again and again is “how do I want to spend my time spend my time and energy is a way that most benefits … Continue reading Subscribe To Receive Workplace Wellness News Twice a Month

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Reflecting on Burnout

Sometime during the last month, while working on the section on the much-over-due book, a light clicked for me – I am experiencing burnout. There are many factors that contribute to burnout that result from poor policies, management, and working conditions. I can honestly say that most of what led me to burnout were my own choices. But those choices are tied to larger issues … Continue reading Reflecting on Burnout

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Library Staff Wellness Links Week of June 14

The last month has flown by, and it included a much-needed vacation and a weekend getaway to an Airbnb in a small town. I have also been writing the book. A draft of the cover is in!  Join the Fostering Wellness in the Library Workplace Facebook group for articles, discussions, and more related to creating a healthy work environment in libraries. Be sure to answer the … Continue reading Library Staff Wellness Links Week of June 14