Upcoming Webinars

Join your colleagues for an online presentation and conversation in one of these upcoming live online events. All you need to participate is a computer, an internet connection and either the ability to hear sound through your computer or a telephone. Unless otherwise noted, these Webinars are free of charge and open to anyone in the library field, however some Webinars may be specific to Texas. See our FAQ for more general information about our Webinars or click the Webinar title (below) for specific information related to that Webinar. A quick registration button is provided for each Webinar for your convenience. Don't miss our archive of previously recorded events and please email us with any questions.

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Nov 12
2021

10-11:30am
CST

Adverse Childhood Experiences and the Library: An Introduction to Trauma-Informed Library Service

Join us for an overview of research into adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and the lifelong consequences of trauma, presented by TSLAC’s new Community Resilience Consultant, Patrick Lloyd, LMSW. Special attention will be paid to the behavioral responses to trauma commonly observed among public library patrons. We will explore ways that libraries can move to become trauma-informed, providing customer service that addresses the needs of the whole person.

Postponed - check back soon for new date

1.5 TSLAC CE hours

Dec 3
2021
10-11am
CST

Updates and Discussion with the Texas State Library and Archives CommissionSBEC logo

Please join TSLAC Director and Librarian Gloria Meraz for an update on library initiatives and a discussion about Texas libraries and the challenges and opportunities ahead. Meet our new library staff and hear about our programs. We welcome your thoughts and questions in this conversation.

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1 TSLAC CE hour (CPE eligible for Texas educators)

Dec 9
2021
10-11:30am
CST

Approaching Patrons Who Have Experienced Trauma

Even before the events of 2020 and 2021, most of us had experienced trauma. Today, we are only beginning to understand the impact of recent events on the mental and emotional health of our communities. However, research is indicating widespread trauma responses in our society including increased cigarette sales, rising opioid overdoses, and other societal ills. How can libraries continue to meet the needs of our communities given these escalating challenges?

This session will provide a brief overview of trauma and its subsequent behavioral responses in the library. We will focus on physically approaching patrons in a compassionate, trauma-informed manner with the goals of increasing felt safety in our libraries and mitigating confrontation.

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1.5 TSLAC CE hours

Technical Requirements and other FAQs

We (TSLAC) use the GoToWebinar web conferencing software for our Webinars. For more information on technical requirements and answers to other frequently asked questions, please visit our Webinar FAQs Page.

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Many of our workshops are made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act. (2015)

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