Wednesday, March 13, 2024

New Webinar: "Managing Stress in the Library: Strategies for Library Workers" with Loida Garcia-Febo

Managing Stress in the Library: Strategies for Library Workers
A Masterclass with Loida Garcia-Febo

The Library 2.0 Mental Health and Wellness Series


Library workers often face a variety of stressors such as tight deadlines, high workloads, and other challenges related to providing access to information and services. It is of utmost importance to provide support and strategies to manage stress in the workplace. If these stressors increase, the well-being and effectiveness of the library workers can be seriously affected, which impacts the organization as well. When we implement stress management strategies, library workers can potentially improve their mental health and quality of life. Many experts also highlight how low levels of stress can help to maintain the professionalism and excellence that library workers are known for. All of this benefits both the library and the community it serves.

In this Masterclass, Garcia-Febo will provide an overview of how to understand and manage stress and anxiety and prevent burnout in the workplace. She will also share strategies preventing burnout, coping and dealing with difficult situations, and supporting the self-care and work-life balance that will help library workers to manage stress. Attendees will create a personalized Toolkit to help them implement stress-management, anxiety-reduction, and burnout-prevention strategies.

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 become familiar with definitions of stress, anxiety, and burnout, and their impact on health and productivity
  • Attendees will learn about the key differences between stress, anxiety, and burnout
  • Attendees will learn how to identify signs and symptoms of stress, anxiety, and burnout in the library
  • Attendees will learn about strategies for managing stress and anxiety and preventing burnout
  • Attendees will learn the basics of coping and dealing with difficult situations related to patrons and colleagues
  • Attendees will learn strategies for preventing burnout, including setting boundaries and seeking support
  • Attendees will learn strategies for time management, self-care, and maintaining a healthy work-life balance

DATE: Thursday, April 4th, 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.


To register, click HERE. For individual registrations, enter the participant's email address and click "Pay Now" to pay. You can pay by credit card, and you will receive an email within a day with information on how to attend the event live and then your permanent access to the event recording. 

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

NOTE: Please check your spam folder if you don't receive your confirmation email within 24 hours.

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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