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
Libraries Working From Home #LibrariesWFH
At this point, 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. Staff should not be required to report to work to get paid. All of us should be getting paid. Some of us are working from home. This morning Rachel Walden suggested to me … Continue reading Libraries Working From Home #LibrariesWFH
“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
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
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
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
October is Health Literacy Month, How will your library participate?
Pew recently reported that health information is the second most searched online topic (1). Public libraries are on the frontlines of health information needs of their communities. Public libraries are often the only access to computers and/or broadband in their communities and are a trusted institution (2). Technology and media literacy are important aspects of health … Continue reading October is Health Literacy Month, How will your library participate?