Words Matter: Addiction and Recovery Resources for Your Library

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In the midst of any traumatic situation, from addiction to unemployment, sometimes the only thing that sustains people is hope—hope for positive change, hope for different circumstances. But, when times are darkest, they might need to borrow it. Let the library be where they find it.

Because many traumas, like addiction, can have wide-ranging effects—many people can be touched by it in one way or another, sometimes in ways that aren’t easy to see—carefully chosen words can have the power to lend hope. Learn about the impact of language and about small changes you can to provide trauma-informed service to those who might need it. This webinar will review the benefits of providing trauma-informed service, discuss the power of word choices, and explore the resources compiled by Dr. Harper to support recovery and healing.


October 31st, 2019 1:00 PM   through   2:00 PM
Phone: 1-800-686-8975
Event Fee(s)
Event Fee(s)
OhioNET members $ 0.00
Non-members $ 45.00
Webinar Event
Webinar Key 5906496599254103555
Archived Webinar Link https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/1638157279238461185
Event Details
Presenter Name Dr. Meghan Harper (Kent State University - iSchool)
Presenter Background

Meghan Harper, Ph.D., has been an iSchool faculty member since 2001. She currently serves as the MLIS program coordinator as well as the school library media concentration coordinator. Harper is co-director of the Virginia Hamilton Multicultural Literature Conference, the longest running national conference of its kind, and has published numerous articles, chapters, manuscripts and reviews relating to her research interests, which include school library administration, facility design, multiliteracies, care-based practices, electronic portfolios, cataloging, evaluation and assessment. Harper is also the author of Reference Sources and Services for Youth and has two more books slated for publication. She received the Presidential Award from the Ohio Educational Library Media Association in 2013. You can read more about her at  http://www.meghanharper.org/

Training Track Cultivating Connections
Who Should Attend Library staff members with responsibilities in outreach and programming, those that provide front-line service, or anyone with an interest in the topic.
CE Contact Hours 1

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