[Eril-l] Core e-Forum: Wellness Initiatives in Libraries

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Tue Apr 4 09:00:00 PDT 2023

*Core e-Forum: Wellness Initiatives in Libraries*

April 25-26, 2023

*Moderated by Sandra Yvette Desjardins, Kelly Williams, Michelle Shea, and
Jennifer Batson*

Please join us for an e-forum discussion. It’s free and open to everyone!

Registration information is at the end of the message.

Each day, discussion begins and ends at:

Pacific: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Mountain: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Central: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Eastern: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

According to ALA-APA (n.d.), wellness is an active and lifelong process
that involves positive decision-making and the ability to find balance
between many priorities. It is tied to awareness and to making choices that
lead to being happier, healthier, and more fulfilled. Because libraries are
valued institutions in their communities and on their campuses, they have
an opportunity to provide health and wellness programs that would not only
benefit their respective communities, but that could also benefit their
employees. During this e-forum session, we will discuss health and wellness
initiatives that have been successful, as well as programs that have had
fruitful collaborations with wellness-focused organizations in their
communities. We will also discuss the best ways to serve patrons who are
seeking consumer health or research-based information.


Sandra Yvette Desjardins has a MS in Counseling Psychology, an MA in
English, an MLS, and she will complete her PhD in Community Psychology in
2024. She has spent her library career in circulation services and enjoys
presenting on and assisting with health, wellness, and outreach programs.

Kelly Williams has an MS in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M
University-Central Texas and a MS in Library Science from the University of
North Texas. She’s spent most of her library career working in the
technical services departments of academic libraries but recently made a
change to reference and instruction. She is currently a Reference and
Instruction Librarian at Texas A&M University-Central Texas.

Michelle Shea, MLS, M.Ed., is an Education Librarian at Texas A&M
University-Central Texas. She creates presentations and tutorials for
course integration, collaborates with faculty on committees, and promotes
student-centered services. Her passion is instruction, curriculum planning,
and campus outreach.

Jennifer Batson has been teaching information literacy classes for six
years, including classes for first-year student through doctoral students
in multiple subjects. In addition to her MLS from Texas Woman’s University,
she has a BS in Education and an MA in Humanities.

*What Is an e-Forum?*

A Core e-forum provides an opportunity for librarians to discuss matters of
interest, led by a moderator, through the e-forum discussion list. The
e-forum discussion list works like an email listserv: register your email
address with the list, and then you will receive messages and communicate
with other participants through an email discussion. Most e-forums last two
to three days. Registration is necessary to participate, but it's free.

For information about upcoming e-forums, please visit

*How to Register*

You must register your email address to subscribe to or access an
electronic discussion list on ALA's Mailing List Service. Once you have
registered for one e-forum, you do not need to register again, unless you
choose to leave the list. Find instructions for subscribing and
unsubscribing online. (

If you have any problems, please contact core-eforum+help at groups.io.

**Posted on behalf of the Core Continuing Education Committee.**


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