LLAMA Webinar: “Burnout Prevention and Mitigation: The Role of Values, Communication, and Job Crafting”

Wednesday, 5/20/2020
  • 2:30 PM-4:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:30 PM-3:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:30 PM-2:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:30 AM-1:00 PM (Pacific)

In our fast-paced libraries, workplace burnout is all too common.  Add to that the stressors of the coronavirus pandemic and it can feel like almost like an inevitability. While we have no magic bullet to prevent or immediately banish burnout, it can be effectively minimized and prevented via recognition, skilled communication, job crafting, and building alignment between each employee’s work and values. Library administrators as well as those not in supervisory roles can have meaningful results using this unique approach.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will learn:

-What burnout is and how to recognize it in oneself and others

-How to apply values exploration to respond to and prevent burnout

-How to apply job crafting techniques to respond to and prevent burnout

-How to foster a culture of trust and autonomy in your workplace as a leader or administrator


This webinar addresses several of LLAMA's Foundational Leadership Competencies including: communication skills, problem solving, and team building.


Who Should Attend

Administrators and library employees, but any person can apply these techniques to their own work or suggest them to a colleague.


Sarah Steiner, Head of Research & Instruction Services, Western Carolina University, Hunter Library, Cullowhee, North Carolina



LLAMA member $49; Non-LLAMA member $59; LLAMA group rate (includes a shareable URL for 5 or more people) $199; Non-LLAMA group rate (includes a shareable URL for 5 or more people) $239; Student: $5 (special rate for duration of the covid-19 pandemic)

How to Register

Register online: http://tinyurl.com/3zhtecm

To register with a purchase order or by mail, contact Vicky Williams: vwilliams@ala.org

Can’t attend the live event? No problem! If you register you will automatically receive a link to the recorded version for later viewing.

Tech Requirements

This webinar uses GoToWebinar software which may require a small download.


Questions about this webinar: contact Fred Reuland at freuland@ala.org.