Mental Health and Wellness in Stressful Times: Supporting Ourselves and Each Other
A Library 2.0 Masterclass with Loida Garcia-Febo
The mental health and well-being of library workers are more important than ever. Like millions of people around the world, library workers experienced stressful times during the pandemic. If we add health and financial crises, polarized communities, and book banning among others, the result is the chaotic environment we are experiencing. Librarians are reporting that they are stressed out, fatigued, burned out, and exhausted. The situation for many is untenable and librarians need help. What to do? Although the situation sounds dreadful, there are tools we can use to support ourselves, our colleagues, and staff members.
In this masterclass, Loida Garcia-Febo will share resources library workers can use to support their mental health and wellness. She will discuss concepts such as mindfulness, well-being, and quality of work-life framed within elements of wellness such as emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, spiritual, and social wellness. She brings a customizable suite of tools to equip library workers to help them manage their own personal situations. Loida brings experience lecturing, teaching, and researching wellness in the US and internationally. She has supported wellness for library workers in the workplace for many years introducing these concepts to library associations, libraries, and library schools.
This 60-minute training is presented by Library 2.0 and hosted by Loida Garcia-Febo. A handout copy of the presentation slides will be available to all who participate.
DATE: Thursday, June 1st, 2023, at 2:00 pm US - Eastern Time
- $99/person - includes any-time access to the recording and the presentation slides and receiving a participation certificate. To arrange group discounts (see below), to submit a purchase order, or for any registration difficulties or questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- This masterclass is free for those on individual or group all-access passes for the Dr. Steve Albrecht Service, Safety, and Security webinars, even though not officially part of that series.
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- Multiple individual log-ins and access from the same organization paid together: $75 each for 3+ registrations, $65 each for 5+ registrations. Unlimited and non-expiring access for those log-ins.
- The ability to show the masterclass (live or recorded) to a group located in the same physical location or in the same virtual meeting from one log-in: $299.
- Large-scale institutional access for viewing with individual login capability: $499 (hosted either at Library 2.0 or in Niche Academy). Unlimited and non-expiring access for those log-ins.
RECORDING: The masterclass will be recorded and you will have non-expiring access to the recording.
Loida Garcia-Febo is a Puerto Rican American librarian and International Library Consultant with 24 years of experience as an expert in library services to diverse populations and human rights. President of the American Library Association 2018-2019. Garcia-Febo is worldwide known for her passion about diversity, communities, sustainability, innovation and digital transformation, library workers, library advocacy, wellness for library workers, and new librarians about which she has taught in 44 countries. In her job, she helps libraries, companies and organizations strategize programs, services and strategies in areas related to these topics and many others. Garcia-Febo has a Bachelors in Business Education, Masters in Library and Information Sciences.
Garcia-Febo has a long history of service with library associations. Highlights include- At IFLA: Governing Board 2013-2017, Co-Founder of IFLA New Professionals, two-term Member/Expert resource person of the Free Access to Information and Freedom of Expression Committee of IFLA (FAIFE), two-term member of the Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section of IFLA (CPDWL). Currently: CPDWL Advisor, Information Coordinator of the Management of Library Associations Section. Currently at ALA: Chair, IRC United Nations Subcommittee, Chair Public Awareness Committee. Recently at ALA: Chair, Status of Women in Librarianship and Chair, ALA United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals Task Force developing a multi-year strategic plan for ALA. Born, raised, and educated in Puerto Rico, Garcia-Febo has advocated for libraries at the United Nations, the European Union Parliament, U.S. Congress, NY State Senate, NY City Hall, and on sidewalks and streets in various states in the U.S.