Bridging the Long Island Library Community
MEDLI SPRING 2020 MEETING
Co-presented by Medical & Scientific Libraries of Long Island, Suffolk Cooperative Library System, and Long Island Library Resources Council
For many, the library is a safe, non-judgmental space where a patron can explore and acquire new knowledge. Library patrons who are grappling with immediate mental health challenges who visit our safe spaces may find themselves in need of assistance. This program will introduce you to resources and trainings to not only support these patrons in need, but to support you and your library staff so that they can respond appropriately with compassion and care for the patron and themselves. This is a must attend for managers, directors, and librarians working in medical, scientific, or public libraries.
Denise Driscoll, RN-BC, CARN, PMHCNS-BC, NPP, Assistant Vice President of Behavioral Health at Mather Hospital
Debra Engelhardt, Director of Comsewogue Public Library & Adjunct Professor at Palmer School of Library and Information Science
Ms. Driscoll and Ms. Engelhardt will be presenting their research project entitled To Boldly Go: Operation Mental Health in the Public Library.
Alexis Rodgers, LMSW, Coordinator of Community Mental Health Education at the Association for Mental Health and Wellness (AMHW)
Ms. Rodgers will discuss the workshops, trainings and support services the AMHW offers to libraries across Long Island.
Sign in begins at 9:30 AM
Speakers Program from 10 AM to 11:30 AM
MEDLI Business Meeting to follow 11:30 AM to Noon
Program attendees not required to participate in business meeting
Light breakfast refreshments will be served
Program attendees will have an opportunity at the meeting to become MEDLI members for the low annual membership fee of $15.00
A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (.15 CEU's) will be emailed after the workshop.
Long Island Library Resources Council627 N. Sunrise Service RoadBellport NY, 11713Phone: (631) firstname.lastname@example.org
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