Sarah Johnson, MLIS, LMSW, is assistant professor at Hunter College in New York City. In addition to working as a reference and instruction librarian at the Silberman School of Social Work, Sarah’s research focuses on social work students conducting field placements at public libraries. Her aim is to foster quality internships by building alliances among students, public librarians, and social work educators, with the ultimate goal of enhancing services to library patrons and their wider community. Sarah earned her MSW from the University of Denver.
Understanding Trauma-Informed Approaches in Public Libraries (PLA On-Demand Webinar)—GROUP RATE
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In this on-demand webinar, members of the PLA Social Work Task Force introduce you to the use of trauma-informed approaches in public libraries. A trauma-informed approach generally means understanding that library patrons may have experienced trauma and working with them to engender trust in libraries. Adopting trauma-informed approaches reduces barriers to library access, makes the library a more welcoming place, and positions the library as part of the solution for many of the issues faced by patrons experiencing trauma.
Presenters clarify the concept of trauma-informed approaches; detail what this looks like in a public library environment; and preview how understanding and beginning to implement this approach can aid your community and your library. This archived webinar was originally presented September 24, 2019.
Running time: 53 minutes
At the conclusion of this on-demand webinar, participants will be able to:
- Understand the social worker definition of trauma-informed approaches;
- Comprehend what this looks like in a public library; and
- Know how using a trauma-informed approach can make the library a more empathetic and welcoming place.
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This on-demand webinar will be most helpful to public librarians at all levels of experience; library administration; public library social workers; social work educators; library social work interns; field supervisors; social work students; MLIS students; all library workers; library security staff; other social service agencies; members of the public.
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