Promoting Individual and Community Health at Your Library
by Mary Grace Flaherty
Publication Date: 2018-05-31
Flaherty covers strategies used by libraries to improve people's access to and use of health information. Whether for an individual, a library program, or a community program, it is important to provide health information and sources that are not outdated, difficult to retain, or misrepresented. Public libraries are the perfect setting for empowering patrons with this information.
Whole Person Librarianship
by Sara K. Zettervall; Mary C. Nienow
Publication Date: 2019-08-14
Whole Person Librarianship guides librarians through the practical process of facilitating connections among libraries, social workers, and social services; explains why those connections are important; and puts them in the context of a national movement. * Gain multiple examples of library-social work collaboration to apply in your own library * Learn to articulate reasons librarians benefit from collaboration with social workers and vice versa * Know where to seek partnerships and how to start them * Develop a vision for how collaborations fit into the ideals of both professions and represent the future of librarianship
The Librarian's Guide to Homelessness
by Ryan J Dowd
Publication Date: 2018-05-31
"Homelessness is a perennial topic of concern at libraries. In fact, staff at public libraries interact with almost as many homeless individuals as staff at shelters do. In this book Dowd, executive director of a homeless shelter, spotlights best practices drawn from his own shelter's policies and training materials" --
by Jeffrey T. Huber (Editor); Feili Tu-Keefner (Editor)
Publication Date: 2014-08-26
Intended for students interested in careers as health sciences librarians, this insightful book presents a current view of trends and issues in the field of health librarianship from leading scholars and practitioners. * Presents current information on key issues and trends in health librarianship from contributors with many decades of combined experience * An ideal textbook for students interested in careers as health sciences librarians
The Mindful Librarian
by Richard Moniz; Joe Eshleman; JO Henry; Howard Slutzky; Lisa Moniz
Publication Date: 2015-11-19
The Mindful Librarian: Connecting the Practice of Mindfulness to Librarianship explores mindfulness, approaching it in such a way as to relate specifically to the many roles or challenges librarians face. Coinciding with the increased need to juggle a variety of tasks, technologies, ebooks, and databases, the new Association of College & Research Libraries Framework for Information Literacy, and the challenges faced by solo librarians in school libraries which have suffered cutbacks in help in recent years, the time is exactly right for this publication. The authors hope to be helpful in some small way towards improving the joy and quality of life that librarians and library science students experience in their personal lives and jobs. The loftier goal would be to create a new lens from which to view librarianship, having a transformative impact on readers, and opening a new dialog within the profession. The topic of mindfulness is not new; it has been connected to various religious traditions in a wide variety of ways for centuries, most notably Buddhism. In the latter part of the 20th century, however, a secular version was popularized largely by the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn and his work on MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) at the University of Massachusetts's Medical School. The medical benefits and the overall quality of life improvements from its adoption have exploded in recent years, in particular, the last two decades which have seen mindfulness traditions incorporated into education to a greater degree and with very positive results.
The Medical Library Association Guide to Developing Consumer Health Collections
by Claire B. Joseph
Publication Date: 2018-03-27
The Medical Library Association Guide to Developing Consumer Health Collections guides both library graduate school students and seasoned librarians from academic, health sciences, and public libraries, to develop, maintain, nurture, and advertise consumer health collections. This authoritative guide from the respected Medical Library Association covers all that is involved in developing a new consumer health library including: -Conducting community needs assessments and forging community partnerships -Concerns about physical space, computers, and materials -Funding, budgeting, and staffing -Privacy and confidentiality concerns -Publicity and advertising This book guides both graduate library school students and seasoned librarians from all types of libraries--academic, health center, hospital, public, and school--to develop, maintain and nurture not only consumer health collections, but also community partnerships and outreach programs. Examples of librarians' innovative and creative consumer health initiatives are included. Chapters include all that is involved in developing a consumer health collection including conducting community needs assessments; concerns about physical space, computers, and materials; budgeting, licensing, and staffing; privacy and confidentiality concerns; and community partnership and outreach.
Overcoming Compassion Fatigue
by Martha Teater; John Ludgate
Publication Date: 2014-10-01
Overcoming Compassion Fatigue is a fresh workbook approach to effectively handle the inherent exhaustion, burnout and stress professionals naturally face when working with those in pain and distress. Written by two practicing clinicians experienced in compassion fatigue and CBT, this manual will equip you with practical tools to manage your work and minimize your risk of personal harm. Expertly weaved with personal experiences, assessment tools, proven interventions, and prevention strategies. You'll take away: * Self-assessment measures to determine your level of risk * CBT skills to overcome distress * Worksheets and exercises to equip you to make powerful changes * Strategies to change your workplace * Practical, personalized self-care planning tools
Massachusetts Library System Declaration of Inclusion
The MLS Team is committed to providing services that benefit and contribute to the library profession’s core values: diversity, inclusion, equity, access to information, free expression, privacy, and social justice.