David M. Levy
University of Washington Information School
No Time to Think
Today we have the most powerful tools for teaching, scholarship, and learning the world has ever known, yet we have no time to think -- no time for reading, writing, and reflecting. In this presentation I will first describe the historical and technological conditions that have brought about this condition and will then discuss work that aims to address it by restoring “contemplative balance.”
Information and Contemplation
In this hands-on workshop I will introduce some simple contemplative practices and explain how they can be used to establish a more contemplative, or mindful, relationship to the powerful (but also powerfully distracting) digital technologies we use at work and at home.
Sharing is caring: Creation of information literacy standards for the nursing community
The well-rounded librarian: Understanding student development so we can better take care of our users
The healthy librarian: Cultivating wellness in the workplace
Keep fit, bring Your kids, and yoga on
Wellness programs have been proven to help a workplace be happier and more productive. The University of Washington Libraries will talk about its yoga and walking programs, as well Bring Your Child to Work Day: the triumvirate of offerings in our inaugural Wellness Program.
CAREful change: Supporting users and each other through times of significant change
What not to buy
Learning to care for our community: diversity work and cultural competency
The UW Bothell/Cascadia Community College Campus Library’s Diversity Team conducts cultural competency trainings which encourage the development of healthy coworker relationships around inquiry, empathy, and a commitment to social justice. Here, we will discuss our design process, our assessment philosophy, and the effect of this work on staff wellness.
Choosing civility at OSU
- Taking Care: Take a 'Sabbatical' Every Day: Steve Silver (Northwest Christian U)
- If You See Something, Say Something: Eli Gandour-Rood & Benjamin Tucker (U of Puget Sound)
- Woof! Bringing therapy dogs to the library: Andrea Wirth (Oregon State U)
- Significantly increase your research confidence: A-RIG: Heidi Senior (U of Portland)
- Caring for Our Users: Bridging the Tablet Divide: Uta Hussong-Christian & Jane Nichols (Oregon State U)