LILRC to Sponsor MLA Educational Webcast

Finding Work-Life Balance|Strategies for You and Your Institution

Date: March 25, 2009
Time: 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Location: Farmingdale State College, Greenley Library

Cost (Save $100 off the regular price for individual views)
$25 – LILRC Member
$50 – Non-member

The goal of this program is to identify ways to enhance the balance between work and life, provide an overview of the institutional, professional, and personal benefits of encouraging balance, and outline considerations for implementing successful changes (2 MLA contact hours).


* describe the types of programs and changes that enhance work-life balance.
* assess the potential benefits of promoting work-life balance for the individual, the institution, the profession, and society.
* outline the challenges and companion strategies for implementing successful change.
* recognize responsibilities of the institution and the individual to enhance work-life balance.

Potential issues to be addressed include:

Part I: Introduction: Defining Work-Life Balance: Flexible work arrangements – flex time, job sharing, condensed work week; Remote work-site arrangements, telecommuting; Wellness programs and support for stress reduction; Time management techniques, etc.; Support for commuting, etc.

Part II: Benefits of Work-Life Balance: Research about work life balance; Work-life balance opportunities as a recruitment and retention tool; needs of different generations; benefits and challenges to achieving work life balance

Part III: Challenges/Strategies: administrators’ and individual’s shared responsibility for ensuring accountability; continuity of service and uninterrupted collaboration among colleagues; proposing a new work arrangement; ensuring equal access to work life balance; parity and legal issues

IV: Wrap Up: recommendations for encouraging work-life balance in your library; professional resources

All participants will be awarded a MLA CEU certificate for 2 contact hours at no additional charge.

Use the registration form (PDF) to sign up for this program.

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