Healthy @ Work

Establishing Healthy Boundaries at Work with Linda Bruno
When we think of boundaries, we often think of saying no to someone or something. Then we feel…guilty, resentful, overwhelmed, irritated, relieved, proud – you pick the adjective, depending on how good you are at setting boundaries!

Often the reason we hesitate to set boundaries is because we feel that doing so may “rock the boat.” Indeed, it might! But the dangers of not setting boundaries at work far outweigh the rocking of the boat. Keeping the peace should not override our ability to be honest, transparent, and sometimes vulnerable about what we are and are not willing or able to do. Many times, we don’t set the boundary because we know we can do it; the issue is, will we do it effectively? Will it drain our energy or take our focus away from something that has a higher priority or simply needs our total focus to do it right?

So yes, setting boundaries can involve saying no. But it can also involve other approaches. That’s what we’ll look at during this session – what kinds of boundaries need to be set? Why am I hesitant to do so? What are the risks? What are the rewards??

Join us for this session as we brainstorm the best way t establish healthy boundaries at work!

Wellness in the Workplace with Bobbi Newman

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.  

Self-Care 101 with Regina Burgess

You hear a lot about self-care these days. Depending on who you ask, self-care includes anything from five minutes of uninterrupted reading to a spa weekend. But self-care isn’t just a hot topic; self-care can be transformative.

In this session, we’ll define self-care, show that it isn’t selfish, and provide tips on how you can address your own self-care.