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Registration Open for ACRL Instruction Section Virtual Forum on Resisting Overcommitment (Wed., June 15, 1:00-2:15 PM CDT)–Space Limited

(via Michael Saar, Lamar University)

Have you ever found yourself weighed down as a result of saying “Yes!” too often at work? Join us for a virtual conversation on “Resisting Overcommitment”! Register for the ACRL Instruction Section VEC Current Issues Discussion Forum, featuring discussion moderator Katrina Spencer, Librarian for African American & African Studies at the University of Virginia. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, June 15, from 1:00 to 2:15 PM CDT.

As ours is a service role which incorporates instruction and engagement with a variety of publics, library workers can find ourselves committed to a broad swath of projects and stretched a bit too thin. This session will invite participants to discuss recognizing signs of overcommitment and strategies for avoiding it. This discussion is important in a profession in which burnout is rampant in the best of times and as we enter the third year of a pandemic whose uncertainties challenge our mental health. The session is aimed at teaching each other to exercise boundary-setting practices that preserve our wellness, capacities for compassion, and work-life balance.

This virtual discussion is free and open to all. Please be aware that the speaker is seeking financial support; for more details, see the full announcement here. A recording will be made available after the session to all registrants.

Register here now, as space is limited. To prepare for the discussion, please review this document.

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