Webinar (Live): Understanding Compassion Fatigue in Your Library with Linda Bruno

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Date(s) - 09/24/2019
2:00 pm CDT - 3:30 pm CDT


You love your job.  You love your library.  You love helping your patrons prepare for a job interview or apply for benefits or any of the other dozens of ways you help. But…

There are days when you’ve given just about all you have to give.  At the end of the day you feel drained, or irritated, or both! You feel like you’ve helped everyone you can help ~ but there are more people who still need you.

“Compassion Fatigue” is a term normally heard in a medical/caregiver environment, describing a caregiver’s reaction to chronic stress that results in feelings of hopelessness, anxiety, self-doubt, lack of focus and fatigue. Yet isn’t that what you are, too…a “caregiver?” Sometimes they just need to know that someone really does care – and you’re happy to let them know that. At the end of the day, though, when every single solitary person you have seen has required extra “care,” your energy level can be depleted. How do you deal with that depth of fatigue?

“Understanding Compassion Fatigue in Your Library” is an overview of just what “compassion fatigue” is. What kinds of situations cause that energy drain? How can we recognize it?  How does it affect our working environment?  What can we DO about it?? We’ll explore ways to take care of yourself so you can continue to show compassion and give your patrons the care they need.

Join us for this webinar and leave with a better understanding of why you feel the way you do and how you can deal with it more effectively.

Don’t miss this opportunity to “be the best you can be!”

Linda Bruno develops and conducts training for library clients across the United States. She offers a wide variety of topics such as customer service, supervisory skills, and personalities (along with many others). She loves the learning that happens when people share their experiences in this thing we call life!

Competency Index for the Library Field: Essential Library Competencies

Skill Level: Introduction & Beyond Basic

Registration is closed for this event.

For FY2021-22, 70% of the total costs for the PLAN Continuing Education program ($220,000) is supported by federal money, and 30% of this program ($92,991) is supported by state money. The total budget of the project is $312,991.