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Wellness in the Library Workplace

May 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

As library workers, we love our jobs but working in a library can also be stressful.
Libraries already help patrons improve their physical and mental health by providing access to reliable health information and programs and outreach focused on health and wellness. But what are you doing to manage your own well-being? The well-being of library workers and the community it serves are inherently connected. How can we ensure that library workplaces are an area of wellness for their employees? Join us to discover ways to improve your own personal well-being and create a healthy workplace. We will also discuss ways to increase overall wellness for all staff in libraries so that we have happy, healthy, and safe work environments. You will leave this session with at least one thing you can put into practice at your library and the resources needed to facilitate change in your library for everyone!

Learning Objectives:
– Describe the benefits of a healthy workplace
– Explore what a healthy work environment looks like
– Identify changes you can make at the individual level to improve your health and wellness at work
– Identify changes to make at an organizational level to improve the overall health and wellness in your library

Presenter: Bobbi Newman is the Community Engagement and Outreach Specialist at the Network of the National Library of Medicine. Bobbi currently serves as a member of the Let’s Move in Libraries advisory board. She is the author of the forthcoming book Fostering Wellness in the Workplace: A Handbook for Libraries, from ALA Editions.

Live transcription will be available. This webinar will be recorded.

We are committed to offering inclusive, diverse, and equitable services to all of our members. To request specific accommodations, please contact rrlc@rrlc.org at least five business days ahead of the program you’d like accommodations for.

If you have any questions, please contact Tina Broomfield at cbroomfield@rrlc.org.

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May 18
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Zoom Webinar

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