For Librarians


Look for the white paper on Librarian Self-Care in Fall 2017 from AALL RIPS-SIS and LISP-SIS! More information about this initiative Law Library Staff Self-Care: A Collaborative White Paper posted on RIPS Law Librarian Blog.
New Hampshire and Loyola law libraries have useful resources on their Mindfulness LibGuides. 
NOCALL's 2016 Spring Institute included a session on Mindfulness Meditation and Law Libraries. Tim Iglesias, Professor of Law, University of San Francisco School of Law, led the session. The handouts from the March 18, 2016 presentation are available on the NOCALL website. The video is available on NOCALL's YouTube channel.
Law Library Journal has an article Zen and the Art of Multitasking: Mindfulness for Law Librarians in its Fall 2015 issue. (AALLnet subscription required.)
The Wall Street Journal has an article Lawyers Go Zen, With Few Objections (updated 6/18/15) about mindfulness initiatives at law schools and law firms.

College and Research Libraries News has an interesting article A walking labyrinth in an academic library in its June 2015 issue.

The Consortium for Mindfulness in Legal Education offers a webinar "Making Mindfulness Available to All Through Diversity, Inclusive Teaching and Compassionate Learning Communities" with law professors Rhonda Magee (USF) and Angela Harris (UC Davis) recorded on February 20, 2015 (75-minute recording).

Minitex offers Mindfulness in the Library, webinar recorded January 30, 2014 (60-minute recording with handouts).

The Mindful Librarianship libguide lists several useful resources, such as these two articles:

    Toot, Louisa. "Zen and the Art of Dealing with the Difficult Patron." The Reference Librarian 75/76 (2002): 217-233. Available at Taylor & Francis Online (subscription required).

    Vidmar, Dale. "Intentional Reference: A Mindful Approach to Fielding Questions Beyond the Desk." Oregon Library Association 16.2 (Summer 2010): 30-33. Available at Oregon Library Association.


Find Caucus Members Heather J.E. Simmons and Kyle K Courtney's Mindfulness: Finding Focus In A Distracted World in the July/August 2016 issue of Spectrum. Heather is Assistant Professor of Library Service at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Kyle is Copyright Advisor at Harvard University. 
Find Caucus Member Andrew Winston's A Bibliography of Resources on Mindfulness in Law in the April 2014 issue of Virginia Lawyer. Andrew is Research & Instructional Services Librarian at the University of Richmond School of Law.


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