Together in Isolation: Taking Care of Ourselves

Together in Isolation: Taking Care of Ourselves

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Note from the Education Institute: As a non-profit and a charity, we are launching a pay-what-you-can fee structure for our upcoming webinars to help ensure that the Ontario Library Association can continue to work for library and information professionals as the profession adapts to the new normal. Whether you are working from home, redeployed, or not currently working, you can access the Education Institute’s webinars at a fee that is accessible to you ($0-$55). We hope you will continue to support us as we support you. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact OLA’s Training and Education Specialist, Destiny Laldeo directly at Please visit the Library Marketplace’s website to register for our upcoming webinars.

This webinar will air on May 5 at 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. EST. 

As a library and information professional, you use empathy daily to consider the experiences of colleagues, patrons, and students. This level of care may be exacerbated during the pandemic and can result in compassion fatigue or burnout that may impact your mental health. 
This is why self-care, the practice of taking an active role in protecting one's own well-being and happiness, particularly during times of stress, is important. Whether you are working from home, redeployed, or not currently working, join Emily Burns to learn some self-care practices that can benefit you during these challenging times. *Please note that the content presented in this webinar is not a substitute for professional medical advice. 
In This Session, Participants Will Learn:

  • Ideas for self-care in both personal and work contexts
  • Reflective prompts and affirmations for challenging times
  • Tips for dealing with difficult emotions.
About the Presenter: Emily Burns is the Education & Conference Manager at the Ontario Library Association, and has been working in training and education in libraries since 2012. Working in digital resources, she learned early that the biggest barrier to learning digital skills is often fear, and is passionate about finding ways to reduce fear and shame in the training and education process. She has presented to public and staff audiences on apps for mental health, self-care, and resilience. When not thinking about libraries, she loves to read, bake chocolate chip cookies, and write snail mail.

This webinar will air on May 5 at 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. EST. 

Registration is available through The Library Marketplace:

5/5/2020 1:00 PM - 5/5/2020 2:00 PM

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