Trauma-Informed Librarianship: Centering Relationships and Care

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Online Course
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Program Description

Event Details

Three-week Course | Live sessions Thursdays, April 11, 18, and 25, 2024 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Recent years have seen trauma affecting people in multiple and complex ways, including how they engage with libraries. As such, trauma-informed librarianship is crucial for librarians in today’s diverse and ever-changing communities. In this 3-week online course, you will develop a deep understanding of trauma-informed practices and how to apply them for patrons, staff, students, colleagues and yourself. This course will explore trauma-informed librarianship in both internal and external contexts so that you’ll learn how to engage with and support patrons affected by trauma while also taking care of yourself and setting healthy workplace boundaries. You’ll also learn how to contribute to a trauma-informed work culture.

Join us online and gain the knowledge and tools needed to create a library environment that fosters healing, resilience, and empowerment. 

You’ll complete assignments over 3+ weeks in an interactive online classroom environment with personal coaching from an expert in the field. In addition, you’ll have access to our foundational bonus content—rich supporting materials you can explore at your own pace, including a series of webinars from Library Journal and School Library Journal contributors, readings, activities, and videos.

Who should take this course

This course is geared toward public-facing librarians and staff; however, all levels of librarians, including managers and directors, will benefit from learning how to create trauma-informed library cultures. 


CALL Training Partner for this Event: Library Journal


Additional Information

Enrollment Statement

I understand that a space will be reserved for me in this learning opportunity at a cost to CALL, and if I am unable to attend this learning opportunity, I will cancel my enrollment as soon as possible and before the start date. 


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