Virtual Mental Health First Aid Training available free of charge for Texas public library workers

Thanks to a grant from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), Hill Country Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Center (Hill Country MHDD), in partnership with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, is offering free online classes in Adult and Youth (Adults Assisting Youth) Mental Health First Aid for the next five months…

Upcoming Webinar – The Connected Library: Vetting and Partnering with Social Service Providers

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a webinar on Thursday, May 14 at 10 a.m. titled “The Connected Library: Vetting and Partnering with Social Service Providers.” As we can anticipate the social, financial, and mental health challenges of our patrons to escalate during and…

Free Mental Health First Aid Training for Texas Public Library Staff – Adult and Youth Sessions Begin March 3

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission has partnered with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) and Hill Country Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Center (Hill Country MHDD) to provide free Mental Health First Aid training for Texas library staff, board members, and volunteers. Training sessions begin March 3 and currently run through…

Resources for Libraries to Help Communities Heal after a Mass Shooting

As community centers and social connectors, and as providers of trusted information, libraries can play an important role in helping their communities heal after mass shootings. In this blog post we share a few resources and documents that library staff may be interested in using when assisting community members, co-workers and themselves. ASPR TRACIE’s Post-Mass…