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  • 1. The Resilient Health LibrarianThe Resilient Health Librarian Tools for SurvivalTools for Survival Presented by Shelley HourstonPresented by Shelley Hourston atat Canadian Health LibrariesCanadian Health Libraries AssociationAssociation Conference - May 16, 2006Conference - May 16, 2006 Vancouver, BC CanadaVancouver, BC Canada www.shourstonandassociates.comwww.shourstonandassociates.comS. Hourston & AssociatesS. Hourston & Associates The Story of Rodney …The Story of Rodney … the Resilient Health Librarianthe Resilient Health Librarian
  • 2. Change happens!Change happens! S. Hourston & AssociatesS. Hourston & Associates www.shourstonandassociates.comwww.shourstonandassociates.com
  • 3. Take care of each other.Take care of each other. S. Hourston & AssociatesS. Hourston & Associates www.shourstonandassociates.comwww.shourstonandassociates.com
  • 4. Talk to each other and learn from theTalk to each other and learn from the wisdom of your colleagues.wisdom of your colleagues. S. Hourston & AssociatesS. Hourston & Associates www.shourstonandassociates.comwww.shourstonandassociates.com
  • 5. Sometimes life gives you a plate of lemons.Sometimes life gives you a plate of lemons. S. Hourston & AssociatesS. Hourston & Associates www.shourstonandassociates.comwww.shourstonandassociates.com
  • 6. Negative emotions lead to a narrowNegative emotions lead to a narrow perspective.perspective. S. Hourston & AssociatesS. Hourston & Associates www.shourstonandassociates.comwww.shourstonandassociates.com
  • 7. PositivePositive emotionsemotions help us tohelp us to see thesee the biggerbigger picture.picture. S. Hourston & AssociatesS. Hourston & Associates www.shourstonandassociates.comwww.shourstonandassociates.com
  • 8. Be open to seeing the unexpected.Be open to seeing the unexpected. S. Hourston & AssociatesS. Hourston & Associates www.shourstonandassociates.comwww.shourstonandassociates.com
  • 9. The question determines the answer.The question determines the answer. S. Hourston & AssociatesS. Hourston & Associates www.shourstonandassociates.comwww.shourstonandassociates.com
  • 10. Things are not always as they seem.Things are not always as they seem. S. Hourston & AssociatesS. Hourston & Associates www.shourstonandassociates.comwww.shourstonandassociates.com
  • 11. Sometimes itSometimes it’’s difficult to see exactlys difficult to see exactly whatwhat’’s going on.s going on. S. Hourston & AssociatesS. Hourston & Associates www.shourstonandassociates.comwww.shourstonandassociates.com
  • 12. Stay focused … believe in yourStay focused … believe in your strengths.strengths. S. Hourston & AssociatesS. Hourston & Associates www.shourstonandassociates.comwww.shourstonandassociates.com
  • 13. Be brave!Be brave! S. Hourston & AssociatesS. Hourston & Associates www.shourstonandassociates.comwww.shourstonandassociates.com
  • 14. Keep your sense of humour.Keep your sense of humour. S. Hourston & AssociatesS. Hourston & Associates www.shourstonandassociates.comwww.shourstonandassociates.com
  • 15. Be kind toBe kind to yourself …yourself … keep akeep a ‘‘beginnerbeginner’’ss mindmind’’—Kim Dority—Kim Dority S. Hourston & AssociatesS. Hourston & Associates www.shourstonandassociates.comwww.shourstonandassociates.com
  • 16. Quiet time is essential to re-energize.Quiet time is essential to re-energize. S. Hourston & AssociatesS. Hourston & Associates www.shourstonandassociates.comwww.shourstonandassociates.com
  • 17. Breathe and enjoy …Breathe and enjoy … S. Hourston & AssociatesS. Hourston & Associates www.shourstonandassociates.comwww.shourstonandassociates.com
  • 18. Resilience isResilience is a collectiona collection of attributes.of attributes. S. Hourston & AssociatesS. Hourston & Associates www.shourstonandassociates.comwww.shourstonandassociates.com
  • 19. From:From: Resilience: Discovering a NewResilience: Discovering a New Strength at Times of StressStrength at Times of Stress / Frederic Flach/ Frederic Flach S. Hourston & AssociatesS. Hourston & Associates www.shourstonandassociates.comwww.shourstonandassociates.com Interpersonal strengths: •Independence of thought and action but willingness to work with others •An ability to ‘give and take’ in relationships •A well-developed support network of family, friends and colleagues •A forgiving attitude toward others and yourself •An ability to set limits •Generosity, and •Ability to give and receive love
  • 20. and …and … S. Hourston & AssociatesS. Hourston & Associates www.shourstonandassociates.cowww.shourstonandassociates.co Inner strengths: •A strong self-esteem •A sense of discipline and responsibility •Recognition and development of special gifts and talents •A broad range of interests •High tolerance for distress •Focus and a commitment to life •A spiritual or philosophical framework to provide meaning for experiences •A keen sense of humour, and •Creativity—open-mindedness, receptivity to new ideas and a willingness to dream
  • 21. Putting the pieces back together.Putting the pieces back together. S. Hourston & AssociatesS. Hourston & Associates www.shourstonandassociates.cowww.shourstonandassociates.co
  • 22. Creativity is essential to resilience.Creativity is essential to resilience. S. Hourston & AssociatesS. Hourston & Associates www.shourstonandassociates.cowww.shourstonandassociates.co
  • 23. Sparks of genius …Sparks of genius … S. Hourston & AssociatesS. Hourston & Associates www.shourstonandassociates.cowww.shourstonandassociates.co Block M. Librarianship and creativity. Ex libris: an e-zine for librarians and other information junkies [serial on the Internet]. 2001 Jun 29 [cited 2006 Mar 28];104. Available from: http://marylaine.com/exlibris/xlib104.html.
  • 24. TheThe path topath to creativity…creativity… S. Hourston & AssociatesS. Hourston & Associates www.shourstonandassociates.cowww.shourstonandassociates.co
  • 25. The Quilting Librarian blogThe Quilting Librarian blog S. Hourston & AssociatesS. Hourston & Associates www.shourstonandassociates.cowww.shourstonandassociates.co Many librarians are also quilters. Maybe it's because we need a high-touch antidote to our high-tech occupation—Paola Durando. http://www.quiltinglibrarian.blogspot.com Through My Window 2 Merry Christmas Paola’s Quilts
  • 26. Everything is connected …Everything is connected … S. Hourston & AssociatesS. Hourston & Associates www.shourstonandassociates.cowww.shourstonandassociates.co
  • 27. When the glass is half empty …When the glass is half empty … itit’’s also half full.s also half full. S. Hourston & AssociatesS. Hourston & Associates www.shourstonandassociates.cowww.shourstonandassociates.co
  • 28. S. Hourston & AssociatesS. Hourston & Associates www.shourstonandassociates.cowww.shourstonandassociates.co Do you have experiences and stories of resilience you’re willing to share? Interested in a workshop on resilience/creativity? Contact me: Shelley Hourston 101 - 1857 West 4th Avenue Vancouver, BC Canada V6J 1M4 Phone 604-731-8562 Fax 604-730-9608 Email shelley@shourstonandassociates.com Web http://www.shourstonandassociates.com

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