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Increasing demands from our public for various library services can create an environment for burnout as a result of heavy workloads. While some stressors are unavoidable, prolonged exposure to stress can cause detachment, pessimism, and a loss of enjoyment in the public library profession.

In this interactive and informative session, Nicole will explore how to identify and overcome stressors while retaining optimal levels of efficiency during the workday.

• Identify signals of physical, behavioral, and emotional barriers that leads to burnout
• Understand methods to mitigate stressors caused by public service demands
• Learn how to retain optimal levels of efficiency and effectiveness at work by adopting self-care techniques in your workday

Original broadcast July 21, 2020 

Biography ~ Alan Ly
Alan Ly is the Technology Librarian at the Salt Lake City Public Library. He manages the Creative Lab, a multimedia makerspace, and specializes in makerspace technologies and software. In his spare time, he likes to paint models and 3D print.