Mental Heath Awareness and the Library Profession: An American Libraries Live webcast

For Immediate Release
Mon, 01/29/2018


Colton Ursiny

Administrative Assistant

ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions

CHICAGO — Join library experts and hundreds of your colleagues for an interactive discussion on mental health awareness at 1 p.m. EST on Monday, March 12. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 44.7 million adults in the United States live with a mental health illness.

In this 60-minute free webinar, you’ll learn strategies that you can implement to promote mental health awareness amongst your staff and colleagues. The expert panel will discuss how to help overcome the stigma associated with mental illness, share practical solutions that can help us improve our mental health, and share the best resources available on the topic. 

Tune in to this free 60-minute webcast at 1 p.m. Eastern on Monday, March 12 to learn more. You can register here.

Joining us for the panel are:

  • Abigail Phillips, PhD, postdoctoral fellow, Department of Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences, Utah State University
  • Dylan Burns, digital scholarship librarian, Merrill-Cazier Library, Utah State University
  • Cindy Grove, director, Rockport (Massachusetts) Public Library.

American Libraries Live is an immediate and effective way to get to the heart of the real issues in our industry. Each program lasts 60 minutes. With the help of real-time technology, it’s like having your own expert on hand.  We look forward to you joining us. To receive e-mail reminders, register here. If you’re unable to attend live, this event will be recorded and available at shortly after it concludes.

For information about advertising or sponsoring an AL Live event, contact: Carrie Smith, American Libraries magazine,, (312) 280-4216. For general information or press inquiries about AL Live, contact: Colton Ursiny, Administrative Assistant,, (312) 280-5100.