Tuesday, July 18, 2023

"Mental Health and Wellness" Topic Survey for Loida Garcia-Febo Library 2.0 Webinar Series + Free Webinar

We're working with Loida Garcia-Febo on a regular webinar series on "Mental Health and Wellness" for Library 2.0. The topics we are considering are below, and you can vote on them by using the form HERE. As a thank you for your feedback, you'll receive a link to watch her recent paid webinar, "Mental Health and Wellness: Supporting Ourselves and Each Other" for free during the next week.

Here are the topics we're considering:
  • Preventing Burnout and Fatigue
  • Saying No
  • Relationships with Colleagues
  • Dimensions of Wellness and Strategies to Achieve
  • Stressors for Library Workers and Strategies to Manage
  • Achieving Quality of Work-Life Balance
  • Establishing Healthy Boundaries
  • Your Regular Personal Wellness Assessment
  • Personal Self-Care and Mindfulness Strategies
  • Creating a Wellness Toolbox for Your Library
  • How to Obtain Institutional Wellness Buy-In
  • The Effect of Noise on Mental Health and Wellness
  • Feeling Emotionally Safe at Work
Again, you can vote on them or give us other feedback HERE. A link to the free webinar will appear on the confirmation page, and we'll also send you the link by email shortly. 

You are also welcome to share this email/post with colleagues, as anyone filling out the form will receive the webinar link.

Thank you!


Loida Garcia-Febo is a Puerto Rican American librarian and International Library Consultant with 24 years of experience as an expert in library services to diverse populations and human rights. President of the American Library Association 2018-2019. Garcia-Febo is worldwide known for her passion about diversity, communities, sustainability, innovation and digital transformation, library workers, library advocacy, wellness for library workers, and new librarians about which she has taught in 44 countries. In her job, she helps libraries, companies and organizations strategize programs, services and strategies in areas related to these topics and many others. Garcia-Febo has a Bachelors in Business Education, Masters in Library and Information Sciences.

Garcia-Febo has a long history of service with library associations. Highlights include- At IFLA: Governing Board 2013-2017, Co-Founder of IFLA New Professionals, two-term Member/Expert resource person of the Free Access to Information and Freedom of Expression Committee of IFLA (FAIFE), two-term member of the Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section of IFLA (CPDWL). Currently: CPDWL Advisor, Information Coordinator of the Management of Library Associations Section. Currently at ALA: Chair, IRC United Nations Subcommittee, Chair Public Awareness Committee. Recently at ALA: Chair, Status of Women in Librarianship and Chair, ALA United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals Task Force developing a multi-year strategic plan for ALA. Born, raised, and educated in Puerto Rico, Garcia-Febo has advocated for libraries at the United Nations, the European Union Parliament, U.S. Congress, NY State Senate, NY City Hall, and on sidewalks and streets in various states in the U.S.

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