What's Up Wednesday: We Need More Than Just Yoga and Meditation: Really Supporting the Mental Health Needs of Librarians and Library Workers

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Virtual Conference
Virtual Conference

Event Details

In our everyday work, we focus much of our time and energy on patron services, ways to improve these services, and innovative ways to support our patrons and communities. Yet, we regularly neglect one significantly underserved population – ourselves. Specifically, the mental health needs of librarians and library workers. These needs, alongside support, are rarely addressed in conference presentations or continuing education programs. This webinar will discuss practical and meaningful approaches for librarians and library workers to manage emotional labor, triggering service experiences, and compassion fatigue, preventing burnout or furthering of mental health issues. Additionally, this webinar will offer ways in which management and colleagues can compassionately and respectfully support those who are experiencing a mental health crisis. 

Presenter: Abigail Phillips, Assistant Professor - School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Webinar date and time: Wednesday, April 24, 2024 / 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST

This webinar is eligible for 1 LEU.

Register at: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_W-n0FtFbQz-AMDBWu1zzKg

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Event Type(s): ISL Webinar
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