New York Library Association

Log Number: RE-246392-OLS-20

New York Library Association, in collaboration with Urban Librarians Unite and St John's University, will explore how public librarians in urban centers experience trauma while providing library services. The project team will research and create a framework for addressing the causes of, and potential solutions for, library staff trauma. Project activities will include a literature review, nationwide staff survey, a series of focus groups, and a hackathon where 30 staff from urban libraries across the country will work together to create possible solutions. This national forum has the potential to affect how library staff can be prepared for, and better respond to, national crises such as the Opioid epidemic and the Covid-19 pandemic.
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