iSchool Capstone

Building a Trauma-Informed Workplace to Support Library Staff

Project tags:

equity & inclusion

information policy & ethics

social justice

Social Impact & Social Justice Award
Our capstone project works to address the issue of unaddressed public library staff trauma through a paper and website. These texts overview public library workers’ experience of trauma, defines trauma-informed care, examines its use within the public library setting, and provides strategies to incorporate those principles for public library staff support. Our project serves to educate library staff and the public about the experiences of library workers and as a call to action to incorporate trauma-informed practices into library staff support so that library staff wellbeing is prioritized.
Project participants:

Vivian Edwards

MLIS Online

Ruby Vail

MLIS Online