PLA to present webinar on trauma-informed approach to library service

For Immediate Release
Fri, 09/06/2019


Laurence Deutsch

Manager, Communications

Public Library Association (PLA)

CHICAGO – This month, the Public Library Association (PLA) will host a webinar highlighting the trauma-informed approach to public library service. A trauma-informed approach generally entails understanding that library patrons may have experienced trauma and describes how library workers can engender their trust. In this one-hour webinar, four members of PLA's Social Worker Task Force will explain the trauma-informed approach, detail what it looks like in a public library environment, and describe how understanding and implementing this approach can aid the community and the library.

This webinar, Understanding Trauma-Informed Approaches in Public Libraries, will be held 1-2 p.m. Central Time on Tuesday, Sept 24. The cost is $43 for PLA personal members, $59 for nonmembers, and $129 for groups.*

Click here to learn more and register for this webinar. Registrations will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. Central Time on Monday, Sept. 23.

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About the Public Library Association
The Public Library Association (PLA) is the largest association dedicated to supporting the unique and evolving needs of public library professionals. Founded in 1944, PLA serves nearly 10,000 members in public libraries large and small in communities across the United States and Canada, with a growing presence around the world. PLA strives to help its members shape the essential institution of public libraries by serving as an indispensable ally for public library leaders. For more information about PLA, contact the PLA office at 1 (800) 545-2433, ext.5PLA, or