Last month I teamed up with Amanda M. Leftwich, founder of mindfulinlis, for our first-ever collaborative program, For the Good of the Order. The event was created in observance of Mental Health Awareness Month, and offered an intentional space for library employees to make time to slow down and consider and apply best practicesContinue reading “Resources – For the Good of the Order”
In observance of Mental Health Awareness Month, Renewals is partnering with mindfulinlis founder Amanda M. Leftwich to lead For the Good of the Order, a collaborative LIS well-being event. Every Wednesday in May, join Renewals and mindfulinlis for five minutes to take some time in community and slow down for short renewal and awareness practices.Continue reading “For the Good of the Order – A Mental Health Awareness Month LIS Collaboration”
Enjoy my interview (originally released in May 2020) with Amanda Leftwich, the founder of @mindfulinlis. I share the markers of low-morale experiences and discuss best practices for leaders (that means you – with or without a title) to reduce workplace abuse and neglect in their workplaces. View this post on Instagram A post shared byContinue reading “Recorded: @mindfulinlis”
LibVoices hosts Amanda M. Leftwich, Jamia Williams, and Jamillah R. Gabriel interviewed me about how I decided to become a librarian. I also share ideas about the implementation of equity, diversity, and inclusion values, work-life balance, and how ego helps workplace abuse and neglect continue. “Wants keep you stuck. They are a part of self-supposition:Continue reading “Recorded: LibVoices Podcast”
In April 2020 I joined National Network of the Libraries of Medicine representative Bobbi L. Newman, along with co-panelists Jenn Carson, Madeleine Charney, Fobazi Ettarh, Amanda Leftwich, and Eamon Tewell to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) on library employees and best practices for counteracting these impacts. No doubt some of these names are familiarContinue reading “Recorded: National Network of Libraries of Medicine Panel Session”
Thank you for attending (and/or for your interest in) the BIPOC Mental Health Summit, which was held on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. The BIPOC Mental Health Summit — conceptualized by Kaetrena Davis Kendrick and Twanna Hodge and implemented with the further expertise and presence of Amanda M. Leftwich and Rayna Smaller — offers Black, Indigenous,Continue reading “BIPOC in LIS Mental Health Summit – Panel Resources”
This post is the first part of a four-part series of items I’m sharing from the first session of my course, “Deconstructing the Low-Morale Experience in Academic Libraries,” which was offered via Library Juice Academy in October 2018. NOTE: Items from the course that are shared here are done so with written permission from theContinue reading “From the October 2018 Course: Student Rendering of Low-Morale, #1”
Earlier this year, Amanda Leftwich presented a short talk at the PoCinLIS Summit at Loyola Marymount University. Her presentation summarizes the six dimensions of wellness, barriers to workplace wellness for people of color (particularly women), and offers a new model for PoC Librarians to respond to such barriers. View the presentation.