Redefining Wellness for Librarians of Color

$175.00

Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

Through the use of literature review, wellness check prompts, and community practice the participants in this course will analyze, reflect, and critically examine wellness in libraries and their own overall experiences.

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1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

Course Description

The emotional challenges of being a diverse person in librarianship have been studied, researched, and highlighted over the last few years. However, wellness directed specifically to librarians of color is a newer phenomenon. Librarians of color struggle with microaggressions, racism, and overall low-morale in the workplace. Amanda M. Leftwich’s personal work history and research on the topic resulted in recommendations of wellness, specifically for librarians of color.

Through the use of literature review, wellness check prompts, and community practice the participants in this course will analyze, reflect, and critically examine wellness in libraries and their own overall experiences.

By the end of this course, participants will:

  • Understand the importance of their own mental health;
  • Identify and disrupt barriers to wellness in their own workplace;
  • Foster positive mental health workplace policies and environments, including setting boundaries for their own wellness.

Amanda M. Leftwich

Amanda M. Leftwich is the Online Learning Librarian & Faculty Diversity Fellow at Montgomery County Community College. Leftwich has a Master of Science in Library Science from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. Her work focuses on utilizing mindfulness and self-care to help people of color navigate microaggressions, prevent burnout, and find community within the library profession. She is the founder of mindfulinlis, a virtual community dedicated to mindfulness in librarianship.

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