Free e-Forum on Workplace Wellness for Library Staff

Apr 2, 2024

Join colleagues to learn and discuss ways libraries are fostering a culture of well-being at work by creating policies and practices that empower staff to make choices that improve their health! A CORE e-forum, “Well-being in the Workplace – Creating a Healthy Work Environment in Libraries” is being offered Tuesday, April 9 and Wednesday, April 10.

The e-Forum will focus on the seven aspects of workplace well-being:

  1. Physical environment
  2. Mental and emotional well-being
  3. Workload and job design
  4. Supportive leadership
  5. Recognition; and appreciation
  6. Flexibility and work-life balance
  7. Clear communication and transparency
  8. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility

Participants will exit the forum able to:

  • List ways workplace improvement benefit staff members.
  • Describe ways to use recognition and appreciation to improve staff wellbeing and how these methods impact productivity.
  • Explain ways managers can build stranger teams.
  • Summarize how flexible work schedules contribute to work-life balance.

Margie Sheppard, University of Kansas Medical Center; Debra Trogdon-Livingston, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC); and Bobbi Neman, Community Engagement and Outreach Specialist at Region 6 of the Network of the National Library of Medicine at the University of Iowa Libraries will be hosting this event.

To participate, subscribe to the list by sending an email to Your message can be empty. Your request will be approved within 1-2 business days. You will receive a welcome email from with instructions on how to create a user account to manage your notification settings. If you are unfamiliar with e-Forums, you can read more about how they function here.

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