Mindfulness not only offers the possibility of a healthy life/career balance for librarians themselves, but in challenging times of rapid social change and uncertainty, it also represents a powerful way to build community resilience. During this workshop, library directors will learn about the important role mindfulness plays in library sustainability, ways to support the mental health needs of staff -and themselves- during difficult times, and participate on hands-on activities that will help identify when staff are in need of help.
About the Speaker:
Madeleine Charney is a Research Services Librarian at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is the liaison to Sustainable Food and Farming, School of Earth and Sustainability, Arboriculturan and Community Forest Management, and several other departments. She provides information literacy instruction for courses as well as library research consultations for students, faculty and members of the general public. She is a co-founder of the Sustainability Round Table: Libraries Fostering Resilient Communities (ala.org/sustainrt) and nurturer of Climate Change Conversations in Libraries (https://climatechangeconversationsinlibraries.org).
Participants will receive one hour of CE credit. This program will not be recorded. Click here to access the RCLS code of conduct. This program relates to section I of the SLI Action Form.