Welcome to the 2016 MLA Annual Conference! MLA looks forward to celebrating its 125th Anniversary with you.
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Friday, September 30 • 3:50pm - 4:50pm
How to Learn To Stop Worrying And Love Mindfulness: Wellness in the Workplace

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According to the American Psychological Association's 2015 Work and Well-Being Survey, 29% of employed adults indicated that they felt tense or stressed out during the workday, although 62% of employed adults reported that they had the resources to manage the stress in their daily work life (APA 2015). We all know the technological advancements in libraries are changing the way we do our work and that change causes stress. How well individuals are able to cope with these stressors can affect not only their own engagement and job effectiveness, but their interactions with others. What is the role of the organization in supporting wellness in the workplace?  How can staff incorporate mindfulness in simple ways into their day-to-day work?  Join these presenters as they discuss hands-on exercises and grassroots efforts to support wellness and mindfulness in their departments without spending a lot of time and money on the effort.


Katherine Chew, Associate Librarian & Research/Outreach Services Librarian, UMN Health Sciences Library

Katherine Chew, MLS, is an Associate Librarian and the Research/Outreach Services Librarian for the Health Sciences Libraries at the University of Minnesota.  She provides research support and consultation to University of Minnesota researchers in the Academic Health Center including... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 3:50pm - 4:50pm CDT
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