Thursday, December 28, 2023

New Webinar - "Building Good Work Relationships: A Masterclass with Loida Garcia-Febo"

Building Good Work Relationships: A Masterclass with Loida Garcia-Febo
The Library 2.0 Mental Health and Wellness Series


Our relationships with colleagues significantly impact attitudes and outcomes at work, have very real implications for personal and professional well-being, and can even impact our ability to live a full healthy life. Library workers are human beings and are impacted by the world's chaotic climate, the situation in their library’s community service area, and interactions with coworkers.

The teamwork that comes from library workers who have good working relationships is key to successfully tackling difficult situations, bringing ideas to fruition, developing library workers’ careers, and even contributing to the functioning of libraries at the heart of communities. It is also immensely helpful to have tools and strategies to build good working relationships with people we see every day, sometimes even for longer periods than family.

Everyone can improve skills related to building good working relationships with coworkers and managers. The information and recommendations in this webinar are customized specifically for library workers. Attendees will learn about how successful relationships look for those working in libraries, the ins and outs of positive and negative relationships, and how to deal successfully with the stressors impacting work relationships. 

This 60-minute training is presented by Library 2.0 and hosted by Loida Garcia-Febo. A handout copy of the presentation slides will be available to all who participate.


  • Attendees will learn about principles for building and improving work relationships
  • Attendees will learn about stressors for library workers and strategies to manage them
  • Attendees will learn about establishing healthy boundaries
  • Attendees will become familiar with assertiveness, communication styles, and decision-making
  • Attendees will become acquainted with Emotional Intelligence
  • Attendees will customize basics for self-care and work-life balance
  • Attendees will create a personalized “Building Good Relationships with Colleagues ToolKit”

DATE: Thursday, January 18th, 2024, at 2:00 pm US - Eastern Time


  • $99/person - includes any-time access to the recording and the presentation slides and receiving a participation certificate. To arrange group discounts (see below), to submit a purchase order, or for any registration difficulties or questions, email
  • This masterclass is not included in the individual or group annual all-inclusive all-access passes for the Dr. Steve Albrecht Service, Safety, and Security webinars.


Click here to register and pay. You can pay by credit card, and will receive an email within a day with information on how to attend the webinar live and how you access the permanent webinar recording. If you are paying for someone else to attend, you'll be prompted to send an email to with the name and email address of the actual attendee.

If you have any trouble registering for an event, if you need to be invoiced or pay by check, or if you have any questions, please email

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SPECIAL GROUP RATES (email to arrange):

  • Multiple individual log-ins and access from the same organization paid together: $75 each for 3+ registrations, $65 each for 5+ registrations. Unlimited and non-expiring access for those log-ins.
  • The ability to show the masterclass (live or recorded) to a group located in the same physical location or in the same virtual meeting from one log-in: $299.
  • Large-scale institutional access for viewing with individual login capability: $499 (hosted either at Library 2.0 or in Niche Academy). Unlimited and non-expiring access for those log-ins.

RECORDING: The masterclass will be recorded and registered participants will have non-expiring access to the recording.


Loida Garcia-Febo is a Puerto Rican American librarian and International Library Consultant with 25 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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