Everyday Ethics For Libraries

Everyday Ethics (banner art)

The Everyday Ethics For Libraries are a series of programs that explore how library professional ethics as presented in the Library Bill of Rights, along with intellectual freedom concerns and privacy, impact library operations, collection development, policies, planning, and customer service.

Everyday Ethics For Libraries: An Overview By Pat Wagner 

Everyday Ethics: Part 1Overview To Ethics For Libraries

Everyday Ethics: Part 2Transparency (Library Ethical Standards)

Everyday Ethics: Part 3Equal Treatment (Library Ethical Standards)

Everyday Ethics: Part 4Privacy (Library Ethical Standards)

Everyday Ethics: Part 5Information Access For All (Library Ethical Standards)

Everyday Ethics: Part 6 – Summary (Library Ethical Standards)

The Thinking Person’s Guide to Stress Management On-Demand Webinar

We partner with other training organizations and share our work with their audiences. After so many years of creating, broadcasting, and recording webinars, we have a decent inventory of free and fee-based programs out in the ether. We will start tracking them down and linking to them for your convenience. The free programs are a great way for you to audition some of our work, and most of the fee-based programs are reasonably priced. (The ten-year-old webinars are simple, but the ideas are still sound.)

The Thinking Person’s Guide to Stress Management

A corporate client asked me to craft a stress management program maybe 17 years ago. I quickly realized that most of the popular stress management models were really limited to “respite” tactics. Translation: Pause during the day while you continue to burn yourself out. Also, every author had their own favorite approaches, which might not fit the realities of the diversity of customers I serve. So we created a different model – a framework of four main ideas where participants could plug in their own ideas to complete. So, regardless if you work in a rural library, an urban business, or a suburban agency, you can create your own stress management model.

In January 2013, I broadcast a webinar using this model for the Public Library Association.


Although I like the webinar format, this program is well-suited for face-to-face staff meetings; most of the work is accomplished by the participants, sharing ideas with each other and the larger group. I have facilitated the program for hospice workers, government bookkeepers and accountants, librarians, and religious workers in hospitals.

Below is a list of this and related topics from our program database.

The Necessity of Joy

The Thinking Person’s Guide to Stress Management

Falling Between the Cracks: Addressing Mistakes and Misunderstandings