I’m sure this is already making the rounds in library circles, but just in case I wanted to post about it. This collection of short and to-the-point videos about working with the homeless and people with mental illnesses was a good reminder of some best practices. If you work in a public library, I would highly recommend watching them.
Even if you don’t work in a public library, it is worth a view so you can understand what is going on all over our country. Libraries are for everyone, safe spaces, sometimes the only warm or cool space for someone. Public library staff are working hard to educate ourselves about the safest and most respectful way to work with patrons dealing with mental health problems.
Believe me, when the movie PUBLIC comes out, there will probably be more people chiming in on this conversation.