Prioritizing and Promoting Self-Care to Avoid Burnout
This webinar will focus on self-care strategies for library staff, to respond to the physical, behavioral and emotional impacts of workplace stressors.
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Are you prioritizing your own needs in your workday? Ever-increasing and evolving demands for library services, heavy workloads, and multiple requests from the public can create an environment for staff burnout. While some stressors are unavoidable, prolonged exposure to them can cause detachment, pessimism, and a loss of enjoyment in the library profession. Join us to explore the physical, behavioral and emotional barriers that lead to burnout, as well as methods to mitigate workplace stressors. We’ll look at specific stress-relieving techniques to introduce into your daily activities, and explore ways to bring self-care strategies to all staff in your organization.
Presented by: Nicole T. Bryan, Neighborhood Library Supervisor Macon Branch, Brooklyn Public Library (NY)
- View Webinar Recording (You will be prompted to log in to our free Course Catalog.)
- View slides (pdf)
- View chat (xls)
- View captions (txt)
- Self-Care Assessment (pdf)
- Self-Care Action Plan (pdf)
- Self-Care for Stressful Times, Library Journal
- Self-Care and Work Resources collected by the State Library of Oregon
- Additional links shared in chat
- Why watching TV at night keeps you up too late (and how to fix it), CNET
- ABC's of Behavior (Antecedent-Behavior-Consequence)
- Dr. Steve Orma for tips about sleep problems
- Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries host Gentle Yoga and Relaxing Origami Time
- Recommendations for Calm app, HeadSpace app, and the Enlightened Spoon on YouTube
18 May 2021
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]
Webinar presenter Nicole Bryan