Sandra Nelson is a consultant, speaker, trainer, and writer specializing in public library planning and management issues. She has worked in both small and large public libraries and in two state library agencies. She has presented hundreds of training programs and facilitated strategic planning processes in dozens libraries during the past thirty years. She was named Librarian of the Year by the Arizona State Library Association in 1987, received the ASCLA Professional Achievement Award in 1996, and received the Outstanding Alumni Award from the University of North Texas School of Information Science in 1999. She chaired the committee that developed the original Planning for Results: A Public Library Transformation Process (1997). She is the author of Planning fpr Results: A Streamlined Approach (2001) and she is co-author of Creating Policies for Results: From Chaos to Clarity (2003), Wired for the Future: Developing Your Library Technology Plan (1999) and Managing For Results: Effective Resource Allocation for Public Libraries (2000), all published by ALA. She is currently the Senior Editor of the PLA Results series.
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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.