Category: Workplace Wellness

Why Curbside Pick Up at Your Library Isn’t Safe

Why Curbside Pick Up at Your Library Isn’t Safe

Libraries are essential. Libraries are a cornerstone of community health and wellness, whether that community is the general public, a school, or a campus. We want to help. That's our jam. It's what we do. We help. Right now, the most important thing any library can do to help is to flatten the curve. There … Continue reading Why Curbside Pick Up at Your Library Isn’t Safe

Some Questions to Ask as Libraries Decide Whether to Stay Open or to Close

Some Questions to Ask as Libraries Decide Whether to Stay Open or to Close

Update 3/26/2020 - 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. Some of us are working from home. Some of us are just home. Staff should not be required to report to work to get paid.  You should … Continue reading Some Questions to Ask as Libraries Decide Whether to Stay Open or to Close

Mindfulness Presentation at ALA MidWinter 2020 #ALAmw20 #health4libs

Mindfulness Presentation at ALA MidWinter 2020 #ALAmw20 #health4libs

On Sunday I hosted a session on Mindfulness at ALA MidWinter for the ALA Allied Professional Association. This was an interactive session with the audience who shared their practices and recommendations. Many great resources were shared beyond what is included in my slides and the session was not recorded so hopefully, some will share their … Continue reading Mindfulness Presentation at ALA MidWinter 2020 #ALAmw20 #health4libs

Health and Wellness at ALA MidWinter #ALAMW20 #Libs4Health

Health and Wellness at ALA MidWinter #ALAMW20 #Libs4Health

If you will be at ALA MidWinter there are several sessions about health and wellness that might interest you. Wellness in the Library Workplace: LLAMA Leadership Development Seminar Sunday, January 26, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 113-C You’re a library manager or administrator. You already know how the library helps … Continue reading Health and Wellness at ALA MidWinter #ALAMW20 #Libs4Health

Bringing Wellness into the Library Workplace

Bringing Wellness into the Library Workplace

It feels strange to return to blogging after almost a year away. I have drifted away from it for a number of reasons: changes in my personal life, a job with a different focus, putting my time and focus elsewhere both consciously and unconsciously, and making space for new bloggers. Over the years I have … Continue reading Bringing Wellness into the Library Workplace