Tag: health4libs

BLOSSOM Welcome Remarks #blossom2021

BLOSSOM Welcome Remarks #blossom2021

Below are the opening remarks I delivered as part of BLOSSOM Building Life-Long Opportunities for Strength, Self-Care, Outlook, Morale and Mindfulness March 24 - 26, 2021 A free 3 day virtual symposium for library staff focused on their health and wellness. Welcome. I want to thank you for your time and attention to this event. … Continue reading BLOSSOM Welcome Remarks #blossom2021

Schedule for BLOSSOM A free virtual symposium for library staff #blossom2021

Schedule for BLOSSOM A free virtual symposium for library staff #blossom2021

It is hard to believe that only a little over four months I proposed to my supervisor that we host a virtual event for library staff health and wellness. I do not often overlap my day job with my blog and outside work, but this project used all of my resources both inside and outside … Continue reading Schedule for BLOSSOM A free virtual symposium for library staff #blossom2021

New Series at WebJunction on Library Staff Health

New Series at WebJunction on Library Staff Health

It seems like forever ago that I talked with the team at WebJunction about writing a regular column on library staff health and wellness. Like all things during the Pandemic this has not unfolded how I had imagined. But I am pleased to share with you that the first column is finally up! Through this … Continue reading New Series at WebJunction on Library Staff Health

Weight Loss and Step Count Programs Should not be part of a Library Wellness Plan

Weight Loss and Step Count Programs Should not be part of a Library Wellness Plan

This post began as part of my post sharing my "Creating a Culture of Wellness in Your Library" presentation. But I realize it needs to be its own blog post, so here we go! First, let's talk about the weight-loss aspect. There is a growing body of evidence that weight is not the best marker … Continue reading Weight Loss and Step Count Programs Should not be part of a Library Wellness Plan

Integrating Wellness into Zoom Meetings

Integrating Wellness into Zoom Meetings

Many of us are spending our pandemic days (yes, we are still in the midst of a pandemic) moving from Zoom meeting to Zoom meeting (or insert your platform of choice). This can result in mental anxiety and stress from the overwhelming number of meetings. As well as physical strain on our eyes from looking … Continue reading Integrating Wellness into Zoom Meetings

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