Trauma-Informed Librarianship, Part 2: Essentials for Library Workers
Jun 12, 2023, 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Traumatic events are commonplace today and impact library workers as much as their users. In this webinar, we will explore what being trauma-informed asks of library workers, what challenges it brings, and how we can begin to address those challenges by reframing them as opportunities to become stronger library workers.
You'll gain an enhanced understanding of how being trauma-informed works in public library spaces for employees. By diving into real examples and sharing your concerns, we will collaborate to bring more clarity and support to growing new challenges about confronting trauma in the library workplace.
Lorin Jackson is originally from New York and currently lives in Charleston, SC. She works as the Executive Director of the Region 2 Regional Medical Library, located at the Medical University of South Carolina. Before becoming an academic librarian, Lorin worked with underserved youth in the non-profit and education sectors for a decade. Lorin's primary research interests include trauma-informed and critical librarianship. In their spare time, Lorin enjoys reading, podcasts, interior design, and journaling.