Abuse, neglect, and other traumatic life events are commonplace today. In this webinar, you’ll learn what being trauma-informed can do for you in the workplace and how a trauma-informed approach can help you serve patrons more sensitively and effectively.
You’ll gain an understanding of trauma, trauma-informed librarianship, and of the importance of trauma-informed health sciences librarianship. Through interactive activities, you’ll explore trauma-informed strategies and begin to develop your own trauma-informed way of working with patrons and colleagues.
All health information professionals.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Recognize and apply key concepts of trauma
- Reflect on integrating trauma-informed librarianship into their work as a health information professional
- Begin to develop their own trauma-informed toolkit of strategies to use in the workplace
Lorin K. Jackson, MA, MI is the Executive Director of NNLM Region 2. They have published and presented on underserved patrons, bias in search algorithms, and intersectionality and have experience in a wide range of library roles, public education, and nonprofits. Lorin's research interests include critical librarianship and supporting equity and information access.
- Length: 1.5 hour webinar
- Dates/Times: Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m., Central Time
- Technical information: After you have registered, go to My Learning in MEDLIB-ED to access the live webinar, resources, evaluation, and certificate.
- Register, participate, and earn 1.5 MLA continuing education (CE) contact hours.
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