Towards a Mindful Practice in Library Work
This webinar examines mindfulness from the perspective of a practitioner (Mimosa Shah) and a scholar (Beck Tench) who have spent the last five years collaborating on how to practice mindfulness in libraries with integrity and resilience. They move beyond the common understandings and examples of mindfulness, looking from both a critical and optimistic points-of-view. They discuss what mindfulness is, why we might practice it, and how to do so, with a special focus on library-specific issues.
This was originally presented on September 22, 2020.
Reducing Workplace Stress with Mindfulness
Do you sometimes feel distracted at work? Do you feel pulled in too many directions simultaneously? Do you feel stress from your work life creeping into your personal time? Mindfulness is a simple practice that can help all of us reduce stress by connecting to the present moment. It requires no special equipment or prior experience and can be practiced anywhere at any time. This webinar introduces participants to the practice of mindfulness by presenting basic science about the practice and its benefits, connecting the experience of mindfulness to library work, and by guiding participants through several beginning practices in real time.
This webinar was presented live on May 24, 2018 by Katie Scherrer.