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Honest Conversations about Finding Personal/Professional Life Balance Series

CARLI invites you to join Honest Conversations about Finding Personal/Professional Life Balance, a two-part webinar series led by Angelique Carson and Paula Jenkins. Join both sessions to reflect on ways and reasons library workers overserve their communities, sacrificing their own self care and mental health in the process, reflect on how to best provide support, and identify how we can individually choose happiness in key areas of our lives to improve our perspective and life balance. 

Session 1: Honest Conversations: Over-servicing at your Library at the Expense of a Healthy Life Balance
February 14, 10:00-11:00 a.m. Central Time

Angelique Carson

In 2016, Fobazi Etarh, an academic librarian and a queer woman of color, coined the term "vocational awe" to describe, "the set of ideas, values, and assumptions librarians have about themselves and the profession that result in notions that libraries as institutions are inherently good, sacred notions and therefore beyond critique." While the strain of vocational awe can be universal to any library professional, how is it unique to those who serve historically marginalized, particularly vulnerable populations and communities in crisis? 

Let's have a frank discussion. As librarians we are also activists, representatives and direct caregivers to our service communities. How does vocational awe inform sacrifices to the self care and mental health of those that assist these communities? Usually while working within organizations where they are often marginalized themselves? And what can we do to acknowledge, hold organizations accountable, and understand how to best provide support?

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Session 2: Choosing Happiness
March 22, 10:00-11:00 a.m. Central Time

Paula Jenkins

Come out and learn how to be intentional about choosing happiness. We will be challenged to look at various aspects of your life that impact your happiness. We will learn the importance of self-care when focusing on happiness. We will also learn how various relationships impact your happiness long term.

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