Volume 9, No. 12 • December 2012



HR Practice



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  • Stress Busters

    By Beatrice Calvin

    December’s here and so are winter holidays like Christmas, Kwanzaa and Hanukkah. If you celebrate during this time of year, you are undoubtedly aware of the frenzy of activities that can take place. You may also know that this is a time of year when depression and stress increase. To help keep these at bay, it behooves us to maintain an arsenal of strategies that will help us manage so that we are not overwhelmed.

    Here are … Read the rest

  • CDC Offers Twelve Health and Safety Tips for the Holidays

    High expectations, rich food, over-indulgence in alcohol: the holiday season is often a time of stress and excess, and at the height of celebration it is easy to forget to care for our bodies and minds. To help combat the more negative effects of the holidays, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers excellent advice.… Read the rest

HR Law

LW Tip

  • Celebrate at the ALA-APA Networking Reception this ALA Midwinter

    Experience a taste of Seattle’s nightlife at this premier social event during the ALA 2013 Midwinter Conference. Take advantage of the opportunity to reconnect with old friends and meet new people at this networking fundraiser on Saturday, January 26, 2013, from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Come and enjoy an evening filled with music, dancing and more! Proceeds from the event support the ALA Allied Professional Association’s (ALA-APA) work in promoting “the mutual professional interests of librarians and other library … Read the rest

  • Panel Discussion on Availability of Library Jobs

    In the face of negative messages about the value of the library degree and the future of the profession, what can we do as library professionals and educators to send a collective message about recruitment into the profession and into libraries? Do we have reliable data about jobs and placements? Do new graduates have the skills to compete successfully in a turbulent and often tight job market? What can ALA do to support new graduates, as well as other job-hunting … Read the rest