MCLS to offer Wellbeing literacy grants to 21 Indiana libraries

UNDATED – After a year that took the interpretation of words such as “agile” and “resilience” to a whole new level, the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services has partnered with The Wellbeing Lab to support libraries in measuring and building wellbeing literacy.

This effort includes learning about the six key pillars of well-being based on positive psychology via the Wellbeing Lab’s Certificate in Creating Wellbeing program.

Through grant funds established by the MCLS board of directors from the proceeds of the sale of the former INCOLSA building, MCLS is offering a special opportunity for up to 21 Indiana libraries to receive a scholarship for one staff person to attend the Wellbeing Lab’s Certificate in Creating Wellbeing program. The program takes place over 12 weeks, involving weekly 90-minute evening coaching calls. Additionally, the library will receive a one-year subscription to the PERMAH Wellbeing Survey.

Applicants must be from an Indiana library that is an institutional member of MCLS and may be from any type of library: academic, public, school, institutional or special. Applicants must also certify that their library will grant them the time and allocate appropriate HR resources to complete the training and communicate the PERMAH survey to staff. The total value of the combined survey and certificate program is over $2,500.

For more information about the grant and the Certificate in Creative Wellbeing program – and to access the application link – visit MCLS’s Indiana grant webpage. The deadline for application is March 15 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time.

Contact Michelle Bradley, MCLS engagement, consulting, and training manager, with any questions.