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Resources for We Are NOT Okay: Library Worker Trauma Before and During COVID-19 and What Happens After, an Infopeople webinar presented on Feb 8, 2022.


2021-23 Strategic Roadmap: Charting the Course (pdf) | Denver Public Library.

Brown, A. M. (2017). Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds (Reprint ed.) [E-book]. AK Press.

der Kolk, V. B., MD. (2014). The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma (1st ed.). Viking.

Ettarh, F. (2018, January 10). Vocational Awe and Librarianship: The Lies We Tell Ourselves – In the Library with the Lead Pipe. In the Library with the Lead Pipe.

Lipsky, V. L. D., & Burk, C. (2009). Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others (1st ed.). Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

NAMI SF Mental Health Resource Guide for Culturally Diverse Populations (pdf) | National Alliance on Mental Illness / San Francisco Public Library.

Navigating a Mental Health Crisis (pdf) | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness. (2018). National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Onondaga County Public Library Policy: Behavior Procedure Resource (pdf) | Onondaga County Public Library.

Open Letter from Concerned Black Workers at the Free Library of Philadelphia to the Board of Trustees of the Free Library of Philadelphia (pdf).

SAMHSA’s Concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach (pdf) | Prepared by SAMHSA’s Trauma and Justice Strategic Initiative. (2014). Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

2022 Urban Library Trauma Study Final Report (pdf) | The Urban Library Trauma Study is a partnership between the New York Library Association, Urban Librarians Unite, and St. John's University. (2022). The project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


Kristin Lothman discusses managing anxiety by practicing mindfulness and meditation. Courtesy: Mayo Clinic News Network

Burnout and post-traumatic stress disorder: Dr. Geri Puleo at TEDxSetonHillUniversity.

Party Girl, starring Parker Posey (full movie).

Self Care for Library Workers (free resource from Califa Group).


Identifying and healing from workplace trauma - Brave Story Podcast.

Trauma Tips - Rosalien Stagg.


IMLS Application for Addressing Work Related Trauma in Frontline Urban Public Library Staff (pdf). (2021).