Volume 15, No. 5 • May 2018


  • Taking Care of Yourself in the In-Between Time by Caitlin Williams

    This month, Dr. Williams presents a brief video chat discussing transitions – that in-between-time when we’re in the middle of a change taking place in our lives – perhaps something that used to be a part of our life has ended – but something new hasn’t quite arrived to take its place, just yet.  That could mean a job, a relationship, a place of residence, a change to our health or even a change to our outlook on life.

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  • A Unique Gift for NLWD

    Last month, libraries around the world celebrated National Library Workers Day (NLWD – April 10th this year). NLWD is a day for library staff, users, administrators and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers.  Many had cake and parties to let library staff know how much they are appreciated. Almost 2,000 people were nominated as STARS!  

    Linda Kramer, Director of Library Services at Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota wrote:  

    “I have a Read the rest

HR Practice

  • How to Help Your Employees Report Harassment

    There is evidence that suggests women in the workplace continue to keep quiet about the sexual harassment they experience or witness. This may be due to fear of retaliation and lack of clear reporting channels. Often, women who do report unwanted sexual behavior, find the response of their employer to be unsatisfactory. This article suggests three things that HR staff can do to cultivate a workplace that’s based on zero tolerance for harassment, ensure the safety and well-being of employees, … Read the rest



  • What Employees Want More Than a Raise

    The salary you are paid can determine your quality of life now and in the future.  Salary can be the most significant aspect of any job. After salary, benefits offered by an employer is usually the next major factor of consideration in determining whether a candidate accepts a job offer or not. In fact, Glassdoor statistics state that 57% of job candidates say that benefits and perks are among their top considerations before accepting a job. Benefits can also be Read the rest


HR Law