Webinar: Understanding Trauma-Informed Approaches in Public Libraries, Sept 23

Webinar: Understanding Trauma-Informed Approaches in Public Libraries

Deadline: Registration closes at 4:30 p.m. Central on Monday, September 23, 2019

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
1-2 PM, CT
Online

Join members of the PLA Social Work Task Force for this introduction 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. Continue reading

Event: MLIS End-of-Year Banquet, June 6

Event: MLIS End-of-Year Banquet

June 6, 2019
Washington Park Arboretum, Wisteria Hall
7 to 9:30 PM

Current MLIS students are invited to the MLIS End-of-Year Banquet from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at the Washington Park Arboretum’s Wisteria Hall, to celebrate our accomplishments and toast the graduating cohort. Hosted by ALISS, iYouth, SAA, and sALA, the event will feature hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and music. iYouth will announce its Summer Reading Challenge, and attendees can learn about MLIS events planned for the summer. As this is not a sit-down banquet, the tone of the evening will be casual yet refined. Attendees are encouraged to dress however they feel most comfortable.