Welcome to Librarian411.org, a free web-based training for library staff, supported by the Missouri Department of Mental Health and the Missouri State Library with funding from the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).
This library training has been developed to help front-line library workers better serve patrons with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities. The training was created using input from focus groups consisting of public library staff members, mental health consumers and mental health professionals. The content of the program reflects many hours of collaboration and interaction between Department of Mental Health (DMH) librarians and the “in-the-trenches” front-line workers of many Missouri libraries.
We hope visitors to this site will realize the vital role public libraries play in the lives of persons with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities. Click on the video section to experience the training. Also, visit our links and handout sections to learn more.