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MELSA is now offering the following staff trainings & events:

History Day Workshop

The History Day folks at the Minnesota Historical Society will be leading a History Day workshop on Wednesday, October 16th from 2:00-3:30 at Ramsey County Library, Maplewood. 

The draft agenda includes:

  • HD 101: What is History Day? What are students trying to do?
  • Theme for 2020: What is it? How might students use it? What problems might they run into?
  • How Librarians can help (some ideas!)
De-escalation Part 1--- December 3

This class presents a neurobiological framework for understanding the nature of upset encounters and discusses common mistakes that people make in attempting to diffuse them. The intervention begins with “checking oneself” and establishing good control of one’s nonverbal communication, including pace and tone of voice. From there, the class examines and practices verbal responses that promote empathic connection to calm the crisis.