Conversation Starters: Life, Libraries and the Pursuit of Wellness

Saturday, June 29, 2013 -
9:15am to 10:00am

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Moderator: Bethany Tschaepe, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Prairie View A&M University
Moderator: Jamie Luedtke, Assistant Director of Advancement, University of Illinois - University Library
Moderator: Lauren Bradley, Systems Librarian, Center for Jewish History

Do you have a workplace wellness program in your library? Do you want to start one? Does your library offer Zumba classes, meditation, or tai chi for your users? This Conversation Starter concerns how libraries are agents of change and impact the wellness of staff, users, and the communities of which they are a part. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: fitness and wellness programming; pedometer programs for library employees; special wellness events for finals week at school public and college libraries; health and wellness resources available for checkout; workplace wellness.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 1:18pm CDT
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Hello everyone! Thank you for your interest in wellness and libraries. We've created a Wellness Guide and Map specifically for ALA:

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Safe travels and see you Saturday!

Thank you to everyone who came and for those who are interested in wellness and libraries. Here is a recap of the Conversation Starter and some of the ideas generated in our session:

Please feel free to join the FB group Lifting Librarians to continue the discussion and let us know how implementing wellness initiatives are working for your institution.