AASL Post: 6 Book Recommendations for When You Feel Overwhelmed

6 Book Recommendations for When You Feel Overwhelmed : Feeling the stress weighing you down? Too much on your plate. Read these six minimalist books.

It can be so easy to get caught up in the rat race of life and find ourselves constantly busy. Especially for educators. Even more so for school librarians who have a billion-and-one things on our plates on any given day.

The end of the year is rough.  More than likely you’re dealing with standardized testing, AP testing, banquets, award ceremonies, inventories, book returns, summer check out and all sorts of other things this time of year.  With all this going on, it’s important to take care of yourself too.  In my April post on AASL Knowledge Quest, I share some of my favorite books that have helped me through overwhelming and stressful times.

6 Book Recommendations for When You Feel Overwhelmed

In my post, I share six different books that have made an impact on me this past year.  Most deal with simplicity, minimalism and intentional living.  Books like these have helped me to slow down, take a look at my commitments and take some things off my plate.  And I’m so much better for it.

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Diana Rendina, MLIS, is the media specialist at Tampa Preparatory School, an independent 6-12 in Tampa, FL. Previously, she was the media specialist at Stewart Middle Magnet School for seven years, where she founded their library makerspace. She is the creator of the blog RenovatedLearning.com. She was a monthly contributor to AASL Knowledge Quest from 2015-2018. Diana is the winner of the 2016 ISTE Outstanding Young Educator Award, the 2015 ISTE Librarians Network Secondary Award, the 2015 AASL Frances Henne Award & the 2015 SLJ Build Something Bold Award. She is an international speaker on the Maker Movement and has presented at conferences including AASL, FETC & ISTE. Diana co-authored Challenge-Based Learning in the School Library Makerspace with Colleen and Aaron Graves and is also the author Reimagining Library Spaces: Transform Your Space on Any Budget.