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An Infopeople Webinar

January 19th, 2017 12:00 PM
1:00 PM

Start Time: Pacific - 12 Noon, Mountain - 1 PM, Central - 2 PM, Eastern - 3 PM

Presenter: Debra Westwood


We work in times of new roles for libraries, changes in technology, pressure to do more with less, and staff members who want to do it all and yet may lack time or resources. These pressures can contribute to a gradual grinding down, a loss of joy or a fading of enthusiasm and passion. In other words: burnout. Yet some in our field go on for decades, maintaining their energy and focus. How do they keep their freshness and fire? How do they maintain such resilience?

Join change management expert Debra Westwood in this interactive webinar where she will identify the factors that contribute to burnout as well as techniques for avoiding or alleviating those conditions. Attendees will learn skills that can be applied at work and at home, and be able to formulate a plan to put those new tools into action.

At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:

  • Identify 3-5 factors that contribute to workplace burnout
  • Identify 3-5 actions that can build or maintain resilience
  • Identify 2 specific actions to support his/her own resilience

The webinar will be of interest to: front-line staff and supervisors in public, academic and school libraries.

Webinars are free of charge, you can pre-register by clicking on the Register Now button (at the top and bottom of this page). If registering with less than 30 MINUTES from the start of the webinar you can join directly from the thank you page by clicking the Join Now button. If you pre-registered you will receive an email with login link and a reminder email the day before the event.

Presentation Material

Speaker's slides
ppt [7.7mb]
pdf (Full slide) [2.6mb]
pdf (3 slides per page) [1.4mb]
Reading List: pdf [63kb]
Personal Resiliency Plan: docx [26kb]
Models for Resilient Decision Making: pdf [216kb]
Chat: pdf [67kb]

Keywords: Interpersonal skills, Staff development