If you are a leader in your library, many people are looking up to you as a role model, expecting you to set the standard for innovation and optimism. You, on the other hand, may be struggling with the day-to-day difficulties of dealing with customers, staff and personnel issues, and all the other things that get in the way.

How do we, as library leaders, set the tone for a dynamic, positive, and nurturing environment? Mindfulness, or developing a conscious awareness of the present moment, can help.

Participants will:

  • Define and apply mindfulness concepts to daily tasks and workflow
  • Practice thought and breathing exercises to help with difficult situations, including employee coaching
  • Explore the role of mindfulness in strategic planning


Original broadcast May 19, 2015 

Instructor Bio ~ Cari Dubiel
Cari Dubiel is the co-host of the ABC Book Reviews Podcast, a popular online program that was recognized by the Wall Street Journal as a best book podcast. Cari has worked in public libraries for over 15 years, doing everything from student page to her most current role as computer services manager at the Twinsburg Public Library.