It was so great to see this review of the book in Library Journal. I'm especially happy that they acknowledged Twanna Hodge's contribution. You can get your copy here. Fostering Wellness in the Workplace: A Handbook for Libraries. ALA Editions. Aug. 2022. 104p. ISBN 9780838937914. pap. $49.99. PRO MEDIA Author Newman (community engagement; Univ. of … Continue reading “Fostering Wellness in the Workplace” Recommended by Library Journal
When I first thought about writing a weekly post with links related to health and wellness I envisioned sort of an annotated biography where I shared some thoughts on how and why the links were important to wellness at work. And maybe selecting a theme for each week. Perfect is the enemy of the good. … Continue reading Workplace Wellness Links for Libraries 1.2, January 13, 2023
This week I presented on the book for an ALA Booklist webinar. If you follow me on social media you know I have some on going brain fog from long COVID. Because of that I opted to record my presentation ahead of time. I used Canva presentations for the first time. I found creating the … Continue reading “Wellness in the Workplace: A Guide for Libraries” Booklist Webinar Recording
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!
Unfortunately, I did not make it to ALA to give these presentations in person. A canceled flight and the overall situation with the airlines and airports meant I felt lucky to get home. I may present these as a webinar later this year for ALA-APA, but I thought I would share them now. I was … Continue reading ALA Presentations on Self Care and Stress Management
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
The eight months since my last blog post have been a time of reflection for me. A lot has changed at work and in my personal life. Most of it for the better. One point of reflection that I came back to again and again is "how do I want to spend my time spend … Continue reading Subscribe To Receive Workplace Wellness News Twice a Month