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Filling Your Cup During COVID: Self-Care Practices in Librarianship

Class Details

Description: This presentation is an overview of techniques to help you navigate change, grief, and loss during these unique and challenging times in librarianship. This discussion focuses on practices designed to care for the body, mind, and social wellbeing including mindful time for breathing, stretching, and hydrating as well as journaling, supporting positive self-narratives, creating expressions of gratitude or joy, and finding new comfort zones and communities.

Guest Speaker Sam Helmick is the Community & Access Services Coordinator at the Iowa City Public Library. They serve as ALA Councilor for the Iowa Chapter and on the Iowa Governor’s Commission of Libraries. Sam is the chair-elect for the ALA Intellectual Freedom Roundtable and sits on the ALA Policy Monitoring & Stonewall Book Award Committees.

Class Date:
Region/Office: National
Jan 26, 2021
1:00PM - 2:00PM CT
Bobbi Newman, MLIS, MA, Community Engagement and Outreach Specialist
Continuing Education Credits: 

Class Overview

KernelOfKnowledge_0.pngThe Kernel of Knowledge is an expert-speaker webinar series from the Greater Midwest Region which provides one-hour sessions on topics of interest to Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) members throughout the year. Sessions are scheduled on an ongoing basis, check back often for upcoming presentations! All Kernel of Knowledge sessions are eligible for 1.0 contact hour of Medical Library Association continuing education credit.

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