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Transform and Thrive: Fostering Wellness in Our Work

Thursday, August 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Professional Development

Library staff and administration do more than point people in the right direction to books and information. We foster wellness for ourselves and others. One way to foster wellness is to tap the entrepreneurial spirit and apply it within the library organization, setting the tone that the library is a welcoming and creative space for all–honoring the genius of everyone within.
Join us to discover how to do more than balance too many projects and not enough time but foster wellness and promote self-renewal. As Emerson inspires: “Life consists in what a person is thinking of all day.” This session does not tell one what to think, but rather shows how to activate creative thinking and how to enrich daily activities in practical ways.

Participants will be able to:
• Demonstrate an ability to create wellness in their work by using the entrepreneurial spirit: starting with the end in mind, tapping dignity, unity, and harmony in our thinking and daily activities. creatively reducing bureaucracy.
• Explain at least three actions successful librarians take to activate the skill of discernment when prioritizing and making decisions.
• Cite at least three resources that can be used to further hone their skills in fostering wellness in their work.

Presenter: Dorothy Stoltz is a professional librarian, author, consultant, mentor, and trainer. With more than 40 years in public libraries, she has experience in outreach, programming, community engagement, supervision, management, and administration. Dorothy has spearheaded several projects, including a research study to determine the effectiveness of library training and school readiness; two peer learning project studies; and a traveling augmented reality (AR) exhibit featuring history stories and artifacts. She has served on many advisory boards and committees for local, state, and national projects, including community asset-building, STEM, family engagement, adult learning, drug and violence awareness, makerspace activities, workforce development, early literacy, and digital media literacy. Dorothy has published seven professional development books. She advocates that the most important creative expression is the skill of thinking which goes hand-in-hand with the joy of learning. Library staff can encourage people of all ages to activate and nurture one’s best. Dorothy is owner of Waldo Publishers, LLC, inspired by the writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson. https://waldopublishers.com/ Waldo’s goal is to present and publish books that inspire “activating from within.” Stoltz Creative Consulting offers a range of mentor, consulting, and training services on creativity and peer learning for libraries and other organizations.

The recording and handouts will be available on Niche Academy after the live event as well as our library of over 700 recorded sessions. To access Niche, go tohttps://my.nicheacademy.com/floridalibrarywebinars

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Thursday, August 29
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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