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Registration Open for MLA Webinar “Approaches to Trauma-Informed Medical Librarianship” (Wed., Aug. 17, 1:00-2:30 PM CDT)

(via the Medical Library Association)

Registration is now open for the MLA webinar “Approaches to Trauma-Informed Medical Librarianship”. It will take place on Wednesday, August 17, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM CDT. Please see below for more information, including the link to registration.

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.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, participants will be able to accomplish the following.

  • 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.

For more information, and to register, please go here. This webinar is worth 1.5 MLA CE credits.

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