Willie Braudaway

Willie Braudaway strives to make life better as a librarian, genealogist, and member of various community organizations. Contact her at librarywillie@hotmail.com.

Today, I read an article by Patrick Lloyd, LMSW, Community Resources Coordinator, Georgetown, Texas Public Library on “Prioritizing Staff Mental Health When Reopening.” You can find it at http://publiclibrariesonlineorg

Lloyd captures the chaotic experience of having to shift library service models almost weekly in response to the pandemic. He says that “many of our best staff members are feeling angry, isolated, and resigned. Some feel unsafe at work yet trapped in their jobs as they watch friends and colleagues fall victim to layoffs and furloughs.” I am thinking that many of you can relate within your own life situations, as can I.

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