From the American Library Association
You’re a library worker. You are already helping those in your community find health information. But what are you doing to manage your own well-being? Are you a supervisor? How are you helping to ensure your staff stays healthy (physically, emotionally, etc.)?
Individual and community well-being are inherently connected. Thus, it is critical that workplaces provide an environment of wellness for their employees. The ALA-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA) has partnered with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) to bring a complimentary two-week course to library workers worldwide. The course begins April 15, 2019.
Join us to discover ways to improve your own personal well-being and create a healthy workplace. We will discuss ways to increase overall wellness for all staff in libraries so that we have happy, healthy and safe work environments.
In this two-week, four-CE online course, participants will explore the aspects of a healthy workplace, including physical, mental and emotional components. During the first week, we will look at the evidence showing the benefits of maintaining a healthy working environment and why it matters to you, to the library and to your community. We will discuss what does and does not make a healthy working environment. During the second week, participants will learn about and explore changes they can make at an individual level to improve workplace health and wellness. We will also discuss changes that could and should be made at the team and organizational levels to improve workplace health and wellness for everyone.
This course is asynchronous online using Moodle. There are no set hours to be online each week. Send questions about this course to Bobbi Newman. Send questions about the ALA-APA to Beatrice Calvin, Manager of Professional Development.
For wellness resources, visit the ALA-APA Wellness page.