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Be Well MLA: Life Just Be Lifin': Navigating Transitions in Your Personal and Professional Journey

The Be Well MLA initiative promotes wellness and well-being among members of the Medical Library Association. MLA members are invited to participate in the monthly Be Well Wednesday series. In these sessions, MLA members and guests will share lessons learned, strategies, and tips about a variety of wellness topics. Series events will run from September 2023 to April 2024, culminating at MLA '24.

Life Just Be Lifin': Navigating Transitions in Your Personal and Professional Journey

January 24, 2024, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m., eastern time

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

The Be Well MLA Team invites all MLA members to join us for "Life Just Be Lifin': Navigating Transitions in Your Personal and Professional Journey," previously titled "Transitions: Preparing for Retirement, Parenting, New Job, etc." Life is a continuous series of personal and professional transitions, and navigating these shifts can be challenging and rewarding. Whether you're at the crossroads of your career, contemplating a major life change, or simply seeking inspiration for personal growth, this webinar is designed to provide valuable insights and practical strategies to guide you through the ebbs and flows of life. In this webinar, panelists will share practical tips, real-life examples, and insights for navigating retirement, eldercare and health concerns, parenthood, and career transitions. Join us for an empowering and insightful webinar that will equip you with the tools to navigate life's transitions confidently and purposefully. Life just be lifin', and it's time to embrace the journey!

Featured speakers for this session are:

  • Karen Grigg, Health Sciences Librarian, UNC-Chapel Hill Libraries
  • Emily Murphy, Clinical Manager, Staff Therapist, Coordinator of DBT Services, Lifespan Counseling Omaha, LLC
  • Courtney Pyche, Public Health Librarian, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
  • MJ Tooey, Retired Dean and Associate Vice Provost Library Faculty Emerita, Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore

Upcoming Be Well Wednesday sessions:

  • February 21: Love in Action: Nurturing Relationships Through Purposeful Gestures and Meaningful Connections
  • March 20: Pets Corner
  • April 17: Financial Literacy Health Checkup

All sessions are from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., central time; presentations are 60 minutes long, followed by an optional 30-minute discussion with the presenters and the Be Well MLA team.

Be Well MLA 2023-2024 Planning Team:

  • Amy Blevins, 2023-2024 MLA President
  • Shannon Jones, MLA Past-President
  • Kelsa Bartley, University of Miami
  • Karen Grigg, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Lorin Jackson, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Irene Lubker, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Dasha Maye, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Tamara Nelson, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • Ariel Pomputius, University of Florida
  • Kate Saylor, University of Michigan

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