Nurturing Your Resilience to Avoid Burnout
Libraries serve as the heart of their communities. Traditionally, libraries support the public as educators and as a resource. However, current trends suggest an ever-expanding array of expectations for libraries, placing significant pressure on the humans that run them. Unspoken expectations often charge libraries with being glorified security guards, babysitters, social workers, and frontline staff. Burnout is inevitable if you don’t develop strategies that help cope with undue stress. Discover ways to become more resilient and refocus your role. Learn how to set boundaries and focus on the qualities that made you come into the profession and hopefully stay.
From this webinar, you will learn:
- How to set boundaries with your community and colleagues
- Recognizing and effectively communicating the support required from administrators
- Developing practical strategies for reducing stress
- Learn to prioritize and shift your perspective
Jennifer Blair is the Head of User Services Librarian and Associate Professor at Azusa Pacific University (APU). Her role is dedicated to the user experience, including marketing the library, and teaching. She has extensive experience teaching online courses in design and library studies including library management. Jennifer holds a B.A. in Graphic Design, an M.A. in Educational Multimedia, and an M.S. in Library and Information Studies. Her experience in academic and public libraries as well as work experience in art and design allow her to employ visionary strategies to enrich progress and enhance advancement for libraries.