“Wellness in the Workplace: A Guide for Libraries” Booklist Webinar Recording

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

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!

ALA Presentations on Self Care and Stress Management

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

Library Staff Wellness Links Week of June 14

The last month has flown by, and it included a much-needed vacation and a weekend getaway to an Airbnb in a small town. I have also been writing the book. A draft of the cover is in!  Join the Fostering Wellness in the Library Workplace Facebook group for articles, discussions, and more related to creating a … Continue reading Library Staff Wellness Links Week of June 14

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

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

Presentation : How Employers Can Support Library Workers Who Are Caregivers During COVID-19 

I presented as part of a panel webinar for ALA's Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship (COSWL) will present the free webinar “How Employers Can Support Library Workers Who Are Caregivers During COVID-19” on February 3rd. My co-presenters were Maggie Farrell, Dean of Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Tonya A. Garcia, … Continue reading Presentation : How Employers Can Support Library Workers Who Are Caregivers During COVID-19