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!

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 … Continue reading Presentation “Wellness for Librarians” IFLA panel

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

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