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  1. 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. 2. Change happens!Change happens! S. Hourston & AssociatesS. Hourston & Associates www.shourstonandassociates.comwww.shourstonandassociates.com
  3. 3. Take care of each other.Take care of each other. S. Hourston & AssociatesS. Hourston & Associates www.shourstonandassociates.comwww.shourstonandassociates.com
  4. 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. 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. 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. 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. 8. Be open to seeing the unexpected.Be open to seeing the unexpected. S. Hourston & AssociatesS. Hourston & Associates www.shourstonandassociates.comwww.shourstonandassociates.com
  9. 9. The question determines the answer.The question determines the answer. S. Hourston & AssociatesS. Hourston & Associates www.shourstonandassociates.comwww.shourstonandassociates.com
  10. 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. 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. 12. Stay focused … believe in yourStay focused … believe in your strengths.strengths. S. Hourston & AssociatesS. Hourston & Associates www.shourstonandassociates.comwww.shourstonandassociates.com
  13. 13. Be brave!Be brave! S. Hourston & AssociatesS. Hourston & Associates www.shourstonandassociates.comwww.shourstonandassociates.com
  14. 14. Keep your sense of humour.Keep your sense of humour. S. Hourston & AssociatesS. Hourston & Associates www.shourstonandassociates.comwww.shourstonandassociates.com
  15. 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. 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. 17. Breathe and enjoy …Breathe and enjoy … S. Hourston & AssociatesS. Hourston & Associates www.shourstonandassociates.comwww.shourstonandassociates.com
  18. 18. Resilience isResilience is a collectiona collection of attributes.of attributes. S. Hourston & AssociatesS. Hourston & Associates www.shourstonandassociates.comwww.shourstonandassociates.com
  19. 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. 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. 21. Putting the pieces back together.Putting the pieces back together. S. Hourston & AssociatesS. Hourston & Associates www.shourstonandassociates.cowww.shourstonandassociates.co
  22. 22. Creativity is essential to resilience.Creativity is essential to resilience. S. Hourston & AssociatesS. Hourston & Associates www.shourstonandassociates.cowww.shourstonandassociates.co
  23. 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. 24. TheThe path topath to creativity…creativity… S. Hourston & AssociatesS. Hourston & Associates www.shourstonandassociates.cowww.shourstonandassociates.co
  25. 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. 26. Everything is connected …Everything is connected … S. Hourston & AssociatesS. Hourston & Associates www.shourstonandassociates.cowww.shourstonandassociates.co
  27. 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. 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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