Presentation “Wellness for Librarians” IFLA panel

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"

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 … Continue reading Presentation “Wellness for Librarians” IFLA panel

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. … Continue reading Workplace Wellness For Library Staff March 15, 2022

Library Staff Wellness Links Week of May 17th


  When Work-From-Home Burnout Doesn't Let Up: Expert advice for those caught in a pandemic purgatory of exhaustion and stress burnout can't always be entirely addressed by personal shifts. “It's created as part of a system,” she says. “And you may not be able to yoga and meditate your way out of it.” Sometimes, she adds, you have … Continue reading Library Staff Wellness Links Week of May 17th