Three-part Webinar Series on Grief and Loss Coming In November

Grief and loss are experienced by everyone. How can we as library staff better understand grief and loss so that we can support our communities as well as each other? Please join us for this special three-part series presented by Erin Spalding, LCSW-S, Director of Clinical Education at The Christi Center (Austin, TX). Attendees will be invited…

Texas State Library and Archives Commission Reader’s Advisory Librarians Share Insights on Christian Fiction and Cozy Mysteries Via Two Upcoming Webinars

The Library Development and Networking Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission invites library staff to join us for two upcoming webinars presented by two of our Reader’s Advisory Librarians from the Talking Book Program – Christian Fiction: Good Books for Lovers of the Good Book (scheduled for September 22) and Cozy Mysteries:…

Upcoming Webinar – I See You: The Strengths-Based Perspective in Public Service

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) invites the Texas library community to join our webinar next Wednesday, June 22 at 2 p.m. CDT titled “I See You: The Strengths-Based Perspective in Public Service.” Think of a time when a friend or loved one built up your confidence and made you feel understood. What did…

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…