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SENYLRC Webinar: Self Care, Self Defense & De-escalation Webinar

October 20, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Self Care, Self Defense & De-escalation: REady Steady In the Library: taking Initiative before an Emergency, Natural disaster, or Trauma

About the presentation:

Front-line library staff encounter a range of attitudes and behaviors from patrons, mostly good, but sometimes – not. Emergencies (from the personal to the pandemic) add even more stress to daily interactions. This webinar will cover ways that library staff can take care of their mental and emotional health and will offer practical strategies for staying safe while diffusing antagonistic or threatening behavior in the library.

About the presenters:


This event is free and open to all library workers.
All participants will receive a certificate for CE Credit

Register @ SENYLRC

About the series:

This presentation is the second in a series of webinars to support and empower library staff and improve library resiliency in the preparation, response, and recovery phases of an emergency or disaster in their libraries or communities.

Webinar Schedule
Workshop 1: Opening Session: Developing RESILIENT Libraries – Thursday, October 1, 2020, 2-3:30
Workshop 2: Self Care, Self Defense & De-escalation – Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 10:30-12
Workshop 3: Planning for emergencies and disasters: Infrastructure – Nov 2020
Workshop 4: Planning for emergencies and disasters: Public Health – Dec 2020
Workshop 5: Communication skills and disaster communication plans – Jan 2021
Workshop 6: Wrap-up – Participant presentations – Feb 2021

These workshops are organized by Southeastern New York Library Resources Council with a Health Information Outreach Award from the National Library of Medicine. Developed resources reported in this project are supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012342 with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.


October 20, 2020
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Online Via Zoom
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