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Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information @ Your Library
April 25 @ 1:20 pm - 4:00 pm
(half-day workshop for library and literacy staff and volunteers)
Responding to questions involving topics on mental health is challenging even for the most experienced librarian. In Caring for the Mind, participants will learn how to effectively provide mental health information at their libraries. Best approaches for handling interactions with emotional patrons will also be discussed. Other topics covered include bibliotherapy, assessment/testing, and the future of mental health.
- Gain awareness of mental health issues
- Learn to respond to challenging reference questions for mental health information
- Be informed of tools for collection development and mental health research including the latest web sites and databases
There is no prerequisite for this class.
Tara Malone, MLIS will teach this class. Tara is Reference and Instructional Services Librarian at the Robert M. Bird Health Sciences Library, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.