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Trauma-informed care can help inform our library spaces and services by giving us the skills we need to serve our diverse communities equitably. A trauma-informed library understands the unique needs of trauma survivors, provides positive service, and unbiased information. This webinar will introduce trauma-informed principles and how they can be applied to library spaces and services to create opportunities for healing.

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe the importance of trauma-informed care in library spaces and services.
  • Identify some ways trauma-informed principles can be demonstrated in libraries.
  • Consider the ways in which we can move towards healing with deliberate choices through a trauma-informed lens.

Presenter: Karina Hagelin

Karina Hagelin is a disabled, queer femme, artist, community organizer, and librarian currently based in Ithaca, New York where they work at Cornell University as an Outreach and Instruction Librarian. They are also a First-Year Academic Librarian blogger for the ACRLog.

As an artist, their work is grounded in radical vulnerability, queer femme magic, survivor solidarity, healing justice, and gossip as a site of resistance.  They are passionate about fatshion, critical librarianship, cats, and queer zines. Their research interests include American Studies, harm reduction, critical disability studies, queer theory, and zines / zine librarianship.

You can find out more about their work at karinakilljoy.com.

In partnership with PLAN,  webinars originally presented to their membership can now be found and accessed through Florida Library Webinars.

If you have questions about a session, contact PLAN.