Tag Archives: Health and Wellness

COVID 19 Vaccination Policies: What to Consider – 1 LEU

Are you wondering what to consider in forming your library’s policy on COVID-19 vaccinations? This webinar addresses the legality of mandatory vaccine policies during a pandemic and examines the pros and cons of such policies to help you determine which type of COVID-19 vaccine policy to propose to your board. We will cover: EEOC guidance on mandating the COVID-19 vaccine for employees and the circumstances under which an employer may require employees to be vaccinated. How to provide reasonable accommodations in compliance with federal anti-discrimination laws including people with disabilities under the ADA and people with religious objections under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Other options available to employers, such as encouraging staff to become vaccinated or providing incentives for employees who do so. Specific provisions to consider including in your vaccination policy. How Indiana’s Vaccine Allocation Plan and state law might impact this decision.

Date Recorded:  2/18/2021

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter:  Cheri Harris, Certification Program Director/Legal Consultant, Indiana State Library

Mental Maintenance – 1 LEU

stacked rocks by waterMindfulness and self-care are well-intentioned buzz terms, but, how often do we really have the time or extra energy to follow through with them? Now more than ever, keeping your emotional well-being afloat can mean the difference between surviving and thriving, and not just at work. Drawing from various sources and personal experiences, including both successes and failures, discover how one hot-headed and persnickety librarian found a slice of inner peace (and can even sleep at night). Ideas and examples for self-care and stress management will be given. Handouts will include an extensive bibliography. This session asks tough questions and addresses the stress in our lives; however, it is not intended to replace professional care and/or advice.

Date Recorded: 4/28/2021

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter:  Jeremy Bolom, Assistant Director/Head of Public Service, Lincoln Parish Library (LA)

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DIY Conference – Health Information Online – 1 TLEU

A recent Pew study found that health is the number two most searched topic for information online. Public libraries are well-positioned and have the potential to provide health information for their communities. This session will cover free reliable evidence-based resources for health information as well as review tools for accessing health information found online.

Date Recorded: 9/18/20

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter:  Bobbi Newman, Community Engagement and Outreach Specialist
National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) Greater Midwest Region (GMR)

 

Families Tackling Tough Times – Resilience in the Face of Trauma – 1 LEU

“Resilience,” while an over-used term, is a very important scientific concept. Far from being rare, it is common for families to display resilience when faced with adversity. Nonetheless, threats to resilience, trauma among them, are also common. This webinar will review the scientific definitions of resilience and family resilience, and consider factors that may threaten or promote resilience. A new program created at Purdue to support family resilience during the pandemic will be introduced.

Date Recorded: 7/08/20

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter:  Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth – Distinguished Professor, Human Development and Family Studies, Purdue University

What’s Up Wednesday – Mindfully Navigating Difficult Times in the Library – 1 LEU

This session will focus on how the seven tenets of mindful practice can help us manage in times of stress. Presented by Lisa Moniz, Librarian, St. James Elementary School, Myrtle Beach, SC and co-author of The Mindful Librarian. Lisa says, “This is my 28th year working in libraries. 25 of those have been in school media centers and I have worked with students in all grades, PK-12. I have an MLS from the University of NC at Greensboro and a graduate certificate in Instructional Technology from Appalachian State. Before moving to Myrtle Beach SC, I was the district Library Media Coordinator for Union County Public Schools in NC. I am now teaching in the library at St. James Elementary School. My husband Richard (with whom I co-authored the book) and I have presented on mindfulness across NC for the State Library, at ALA in Orlando and at the 2017 conference of the Vermont Library Association.”

Date Recorded: 5/27/20

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Lisa Moniz, Librarian, St. James Elementary School, Myrtle Beach and co-author of The Mindful Librarian

A Primer for New Teleworkers – 1 LEU

work from home spelled in scrabble lettersYou always wanted the “luxury” of working at home.  But all of a sudden, you find yourself working from your bedroom, with no clear direction, and tons of distractions.  The lines between work and home have become completely blurred, and you feel overwhelmed.  How can you possibly get a handle on this new way of working, while also meeting the expectations of your boss?  Lynn Hobbs will give some practical tips for setting up your space, organizing your workload, and staying balanced in the world of telework.

Date Recorded: 4/13/20

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Lynn Hobbs / Director, Pendleton Community Public Library

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Chair Yoga at Your Library – 1LEU


image of yoga poseBy 2030, one out of every five people living in Indiana will be a senior citizen (65 or older). Chair yoga is a fun, relaxing program that improves our physical and emotional well-being. Even better, chair yoga can be done by anyone at your library with an interest in yoga and teaching. In this hour-long webinar, a certified yoga teacher will address the do’s and don’ts of a chair yoga program and will offer up a blueprint on getting started at your library.

Date Recorded: 1/16/19

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters:   Mary Schons / East Chicago Public Library

 


30 Ways to Make Your Small Library Extraordinary – 1 LEU


We don’t have large budgets. We don’t have large staffs. We might have to spend parts of our day shoveling the sidewalks or cleaning up a mess in the restroom. In spite of this, small and rural libraries have the power to be great. We can do simple, practical things that can instantly make a difference. From internal customer service tips to tech tools you can’t live without, linking these 30 things will help make your small library extraordinary.

Date Recorded: 12/19/18

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Jamie Matczak / Wisconsin Valley Library Service

Biography: Jamie Matczak is the education consultant at Wisconsin Valley Library Service based in Wausau, Wisconsin. She has over 12 years of consulting experience for public libraries, with over 50 of them being small and rural. Jamie has taught Business Communication at Lakeland College, and courses on marketing, customer service and social media for the iSchool at UW-Madison. She earned her BA in Advertising from UW-Eau Claire, and an MS in Applied Leadership for Teaching and Learning from UW-Green Bay.

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Let’s Get Moving at the Library! Physical Activity Programs for Fun and Health-1 LEU


Let's Move in Libraries logo What can you do in your library to increase physical activity in
your community? My research shows that 36 public libraries across Indiana already get their communities moving with everything from Tai Chi in the Park (Adams Public Library System) to Yoga Storytime (Putnam County Public Library) being offered regularly throughout the state. And there are other ways to get people moving beyond having programs like these. The Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library checks out pickleball sets and at least eight Indiana libraries regularly do StoryWalk programs at local parks. Attend this webinar to learn how, no matter your size or budget, you can do something to support physical activity. Using examples from Indiana libraries, and from around the world, this webinar will provide you with proven strategies you can use to develop new programs, services, and spaces at your library.

Date Recorded: 10/23/18

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Dr. Noah Lenstra, MLIS / assistant professor of Library and Information Studies at the University of North Carolina Greensboro

 


KEPRO – Free Medicare Services & Resources for Seniors – 1 LEU


Join Andrea Plaskett, Outreach Specialist for KEPRO, as she describes the different Medicare services they offer for seniors in your communities. Services include patient advocacy and patient navigation.

Date Recorded: 9/12/18

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Andrea Plaskett, Outreach Specialist, KEPRO Services