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Making Space for Self: Wellness Between Service and Productivity

  • June 04, 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Zoom Meeting


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Copresented by LILRC and SCLA Health Concerns Committee

Program Description: This program will introduce participants to several yoga principles/sutras which will then frame a gentle, guided practice suitable for all.  Emphasizing the connection between the mind and breath, the practice will be followed by an overview of the incorporated "tools" so that participants are comfortable using them on their own as a means to manage stress.. 

Presenter: Lisa Melendez, Professor of Library Services, Suffolk County Community  College, Ammerman Lisa Melendez has been an academic public services/instructional librarian for over 25 years. Several years ago, she began to think about and research how her studies and practice in yoga overlap with information literacy.  This led her to attending the Summer Session on Contemplative Pedagogy at Smith College (2014), and from that point on she began to explore practical ways of incorporating mindfulness/contemplative practices into her work,  both in the classroom as well as on committees.

She has  presented  at Transforming Higher Education, the annual conference sponsored by the Association for the Contemplative Mind in Higher Education (2016), and along with several other academic librarians,has formed the Mindfulness for Librarians Facebook group which hosts virtual hangouts on related issues, practices, etc.   Most recently, she  published a chapter in Recipes for Mindfulness in your Library (2019):

This program is the first in a series, "Workplace Wellness for Librarians."

A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (.15 CEU's) will be emailed after the workshop.

FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS - We have implemented a two step verification process for security purposes and to maintain accurate attendance records.  You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. 

If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at   

If you do not already have a zoom account you will be prompted to do so upon logging into the meeting.  If this is the first time you are using Zoom, after you have created an account, you can join the meeting by entering the Meeting ID/ Password provided to you in the confirmation email.  You can access all subsequent Zoom meetings by clicking the meeting link in the confirmation email.

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Phone: (631) 675-1570

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