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BLOSSOM: Building Life-long Opportunities for Strength, Self-Care, Outlook, Morale, and Mindfulness


Please join us for  BLOSSOM! Building Life-long Opportunities for Strength, Self-Care, Outlook, Morale, and Mindfulness

A free virtual symposium for library staff focused on their health and wellness.

This free three-day virtual symposium will bring together experts on morale, invisible services, vocational awe, burnout, and self-care in libraries. The symposium will provide library staff at all levels, including management, with key takeaways to improve library staff's health and wellness. This event is open to all library staff regardless of employment status and to library science students. 

March 24, 25, 26, 2021


Abigail Phillips, Amanda Leftwich, Amy Tureen, Callan Bignoli, Eamon Tewell, Eileen Ybarra, Fobazi Ettarh, Janet Damon, Jenn Carson, JJ Pionke, Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, Max Bowman, Nikhat Ghouse, Nisha Mody, Tasha Nins, Twanna Hodge, Wendy Peters, and more!

Why Attend?

  • Re-energize your work by sharing/learning with like-minded individuals

  • Learn practical skills to improve self-care starting immediately 

  • Burnout mitigation skills and ideas to take back to your library 

  • Decrease sense of isolation amongst library staff

  • Participating in this virtual symposium could help with ideas to provide your own virtual events in the future 

  • This event is free

  • The event provides 8 CE credits

Visit this website to register for the symposium and select the presentation, panels, and virtual networking events you want to attend.  

For questions or comments regarding the event, including technical issues, please email