At our last SPLAT meeting we discussed work-life balance issues, the culture of libraries and the future for attracting library staff. While we immediately gravitated toward why working in libraries may not provide an individual with the ideal work-life balance, we did recognize that it is a personal responsbility also. This led to several creative ideas such as library job swaps, sabbaticals for library staff, and others.
Of course the first question is how does one initiate that? My comment was that it takes conversations — and I think you will find that David Lee King’s two posts on Getting Permission and Help Others Get Permission provide great food for thought and potential action!