As libraries move to more interactions rather than transactions, developing Trauma-informed care (TIC) approaches incorporate key principles to ensure that direct service and organizational supports are attentive to how trauma affects individuals and communities. By developing trauma-informed service systems, organizations such as libraries can implement care approaches that address the lived and stated needs of staff, providers, and people seeking services. Participants will identify how to facilitate TIC strategies to mitigate the impact of traumatic stress by developing an understanding of the signs and symptoms of trauma, barriers and challenges to care provisions and ways to enhance empathic engagements. Participants will develop personal and organizational self-care strategies and ways to sustain TIC into the organizational culture and practices.
This workshop will be online. Registrants will be emailed with the Zoom link one day prior to the meeting.
*I have not yet confirmed whether this will be recorded or not, so please check back!*
Caroline Sharkey is a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and Program Coordinator/Clinical Supervisor for the TILT (Trauma Informed Library Transformation) program at the Athens Public Library in Athens, Georgia. She has 24 years working with youth, families, and communities to address trauma in the fields of education, social work, and community development. She has led trauma-informed organizations, trained agencies, and facilitated more than 350 community and professional presentations. Caroline is currently pursuing her doctorate in social work at the University of Georgia.
Ransomware (software that blocks access to systems until money is paid to the attacker) can be disruptive and expensive. For some libraries it can be catastrophic, though it doesn’t have to be. Planning and preparation are key to surviving a ransomware attack. This presentation will focus on cybersecurity needs to help libraries protect their systems from ransomware. I will walk participants through the steps to take at your institution to ensure that you can survive a ransomware attack. The class will cover plans, tools, and techniques that can help lower the risk of a ransomware attack, regardless of your budget.
This webinar will not be recorded. Registrants will receive the link to the webinar one day prior to the workshop.
Blake Carver is Systems Administrator at LYRASIS Digital Technology Services, where he manages the servers and infrastructure that support their hosted ArchivesSpace, Islandora and CollectionSpace. Blake holds an MLS from SUNY Buffalo, and has worked as an academic librarian, as a programmer at a dot.com startup, and as a records manager. He's also known as the guy behind LISNews, LISWire, and LISHost. Blake was one of the first librarian bloggers (he created LISNews in 1999) and is a member of Library Journal’s first “Movers & Shakers” cohort. Blake has presented widely at professional conferences, talking about open source systems, Drupal, WordPress, and IT security for libraries.
Nels Ross, MEd PHD VA GF, is Chief Executive Oddball of In Jest, Inc.. He works solo and with other performers and presenters to help people live, laugh, love, and learn with more zest (and less stress).
His background includes: studying mathematics, theater, and education; touring with a nonprofit circus; training with instructors from Broadway and Cirque du Soleil; collaborating with world-class performers and presenters; teaching juggling/life workshops and courses; and performing and speaking for 25+ years.
Nels’ credentials include a Masters in Education and, quite incredibly, Professional Humor Development with Variety Arts and General Foolishness. (?!) He is also a husband and proud father of five kids.