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Healthy Habits - Call for Proposals

Healthy habits matter. Unfortunately, navigating accurate health information to develop and practice suitable healthy habits is often difficult. Both as information professionals and centers of the community, libraries are in a unique position to inform their communities, students, and staff about health and wellness as well as encourage and aid its implementation.

Join Amigos Library Services and keynote speaker, Jenn Carson, by submitting a presentation sharing your experiences with health and wellness initiatives in your library. Our online conference will take place on Thursday, October 10.

Carson will kick off the conference with "Taking Care of Us: Ergonomic Advice for Library Staff," teaching attendees how to de-stress at their desk, maintain proper posture, avoid injury, and regulate their emotions through breathing, stretching, and other techniques.

Suggested health and wellness topics include experiences, programs, or services in the following areas:

  • Aging
  • Any of the 9 dimensions of wellness
  • Burnout
  • Community partnerships
  • Fitness / exercise
  • Gardening
  • Health fairs
  • Health literacy
  • Healthcare
  • Liability / insurance challenges
  • Mindfulness
  • Nursing / lactation
  • Nutrition
  • Self-care
  • Staff health and wellness
  • Wellness rooms

If you can speak on one of these topics, or have another topic in mind, please submit your proposal by August 1, 2019. Don't worry if you've never presented online. It's easy, and we are happy to train you and will provide technical support during your presentation.

For more information about this conference, contact Megan Bryant at or 800-843-8482, ext. 2896.