“Fostering Wellness in the Workplace” Recommended by Library Journal

It was so great to see this review of the book in Library Journal. I'm especially happy that they acknowledged Twanna Hodge's contribution. You can get your copy here. Fostering Wellness in the Workplace: A Handbook for Libraries. ALA Editions. Aug. 2022. 104p. ISBN 9780838937914. pap. $49.99. PRO MEDIA Author Newman (community engagement; Univ. of … Continue reading “Fostering Wellness in the Workplace” Recommended by Library Journal

Fostering Wellness in the Workplace: A Guide for Libraries is finally out!

I am excited to share that the book Fostering Wellness in the Workplace: A Guide for Libraries is finally out. It seems far longer than two and half years since we signed the contract the beginning of March 2020. The vision for what the book would be was changed greatly by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, … Continue reading Fostering Wellness in the Workplace: A Guide for Libraries is finally out!

“Moving Health and Wellness Online at Your Library” in ‘Pivoting during the Pandemic: Ideas for Serving Your Community Anytime, Anywhere’ from ALA Press

Looking back on the last year, and by year I mean since March 2020, I am amazed at what I have and have not accomplished. I missed the deadline for The book I was so excited to write. I have struggled to focus and feel motivated to write, even on something that was is very … Continue reading “Moving Health and Wellness Online at Your Library” in ‘Pivoting during the Pandemic: Ideas for Serving Your Community Anytime, Anywhere’ from ALA Press

Stepping Back from Social Media To Take Time to Write and Reduce Stress

Like all of us, my world was thrown into chaos in March when libraries began measures to slow the spread of COVID-19. March 12th was the last day I was "in the office." I have a chronic cough, which was (understandably), making people nervous, and I could work from home, so I started before the … Continue reading Stepping Back from Social Media To Take Time to Write and Reduce Stress

“Fostering Wellness in the Workplace” – Book Coming Soonish

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 … Continue reading “Fostering Wellness in the Workplace” – Book Coming Soonish

The Book – Protecting Patron Privacy

I am so excited to announce that Protecting Patron Privacy: LITA Guide edited by me and Bonnie Tijerina is out! Description: Although privacy is one of the core tenets of librarianship, technology changes have made it increasingly difficult for libraries to ensure the privacy of their patrons in the 21st-century library.  This authoritative LITA Guide offers … Continue reading The Book – Protecting Patron Privacy