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Stress Less: Taming the Tensions in Your Life -- digital download
Sandra Nelson for PLA
Item Number: 978-0-8389-8545-8
Publisher: PLA
Price: $45.00
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Stress Less: Taming the Tensions in Your Life is one of a series of electronic publications in the Public Library Association’s Train the Trainer Series. This training program has been designed to provide all levels of library staff with the information and skills they need to identify the major stresses in their lives and to manage those stresses more effectively. Each publication includes all of the materials needed to present a one day (4-4.5 hour) training program for library staff members. The materials include masters for the handouts that will be distributed to the training participants, a PowerPoint presentation to be used by the trainer during the program, a detailed script for the training program, an evaluation form, and a training manual. Note: the zip file size is 16 MB, and may require a long time to download depending on your connection speed.

The audience for these electronic training publications includes state library consultants, regional and system consultants, trainers working in metropolitan libraries, independent trainers, library managers, and anyone else who has some responsibility for training library staff. Inexperienced trainers will be able to use these materials to deliver an effective training program by carefully following the script and handout instructions. Experienced trainers will be able to modify the materials to fit their personal training styles and to meet the unique needs of the people they are training.
About the Author

Sandra Nelson is a consultant, speaker, trainer, and writer specializing in public library planning and management issues. She has presented hundreds of training programs in forty-eight states during the past three decades. During her career, Nelson has worked in both large and small public libraries and in state library agencies. She is the author of Implementing for Results (2009), Strategic Planning for Results (2008), and The New Planning for Results: A Streamlined Approach (2001), and is co-author of Creating Policies for Results: From Chaos to Clarity (2003), Managing for Results: Effective Resource Allocation for Public Libraries (2000), and Wired for the Future: Developing Your Library Technology Plan (1999), all published by the ALA. She is the senior editor of the PLA Results series. She also authored Libraries Prosper: A Guide to Using the PLA Advocacy Toolkit, published by the Public Library Association. Her awards include Arizona Librarian of the Year (1987), the Professional Achievement Award from the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (1996), Outstanding Alumna Award, University of North Texas, School of Information Science (1999), and the ALA’s Melvil Dewey Medal (2008).

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