Volume 9, No. 11 • November 2012

Veteran’s Day was Monday, November 12. We at Library Worklife thank our U.S. veterans, troops and their families.

Spotlight

  • Wellness At Your Library: When Convenience and Wellness Come Together!

    By Tricia Lantzy

    Working in a library has many perks: being constantly surrounded by books, working with great people and being an important part of your community. Unfortunately, not everything about working in a library is so ideal. We tend to sit long hours while we are working, usually in front of a computer screen. In my experience, we also tend to sit long hours during our leisure time at home when we are reading books, watching television or spending … Read the rest

ALA-APA News

Career Advancement

  • 21 Success-Killing Phrases (and Thoughts) to Avoid

    Frequently, we read books, attend workshops and seek advice from mentors to improve ourselves and move up the career ladder. But how often do we give consideration to the things that could derail our careers? Do we ever stop to think about the things we say and do, even casually, that might leave negative impressions and possibly keep us from gaining much-desired promotions? Though you may never find out that these things may have affected your chances—more than likely, you … Read the rest

HR Practice

Recruitment

  • ALA JobLIST Placement Center to Host Open House during upcoming Midwinter Meeting in Seattle

    As part of its continuing efforts to provide networking opportunities for employers and job seekers, the ALA JobLIST Placement Center will host an Open House on Sunday, January 27, 2013, from 10:30am – 12:00 noon during the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, Washington.

    Representatives from various libraries and library-related companies can take advantage of the opportunity to talk with conference attendees about their specific work environments—things that make their place of employment unique. There is no cost to … Read the rest

Statistics

  • Updated Jobs Report: Consistently Growing Jobs and Our Economy

    Our nation’s labor market added 171,000 nonfarm payroll jobs in October, while the unemployment rate remained essentially unchanged at 7.9 percent. Additionally, our economy added back more than 84,000 jobs in August and September than had been initially reported. October’s report marks 32 straight months of private sector job growth totaling more than 5.4 million jobs. We’ve also seen 13 consecutive quarters of private gross domestic product growth. In other words, we’ve been consistently growing jobs and our economy for … Read the rest

Support Staff

Work/Life

  • Stress Busters

    By Beatrice Calvin

    My, how time flies. It seems just yesterday we were wondering when the 100 degree days of summer would end. Now, the winter holiday season is upon us. 

    Andy Williams croons to us that the holiday season is ‘the most wonderful time of year.’ Yet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates one in ten U.S. adults report depression. The number of people who actually experience some level of depression is probably higher than the … Read the rest

HR Law

LW Tip