Supporting Survivors in Libraries
NEW DATE: Monday, June 15, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am EST
Sexual violence affects millions of Americans. As librarians and library workers, we have the opportunity to create interactions that are positive and healing for survivors of sexual and interpersonal violence. This webinar will explore the unique information needs of survivors and how we can support survivors, as both patrons and colleagues.
Participants will be able to:
- Understand the unique information needs of survivors.
- Identify some ways your library can support survivors, as both patrons and colleagues.
- Consider ways to create positive, healing, interactions with survivors seeking library services.
Presenter: Karina Hagelin
Karina Hagelin is a disabled, queer femme, artist, community organizer, and librarian currently based in Ithaca, New York where they work at Cornell University as an Outreach and Instruction Librarian. They are also a First-Year Academic Librarian blogger for the ACRLog.
As an artist, their work is grounded in radical vulnerability, queer femme magic, survivor solidarity, healing justice, and gossip as a site of resistance. They are passionate about fatshion, critical librarianship, cats, and queer zines. Their research interests include American Studies, harm reduction, critical disability studies, queer theory, and zines / zine librarianship.
You can find out more about their work at karinakilljoy.com.