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Conflict is inevitable in libraries. Whether its enforcing mask wearing in library buildings or preventing behavior problems like arguments or vandalism, figuring out what to do when people break the rules while maintaining relationships with library patrons can be hard. Restorative justice is an approach to rule-breaking that emphasizes the need to repair harm and mend relationships. The Meridian Library District began incorporating restorative circles when working with young patrons having behavior problems in the library and almost immediately saw improvement. This webinar will introduce restorative justice, describe the positive impact these practices have had, and provide an example outline of library procedures for dealing with patron behavior issues using restorative practices.

Presenter:

John Thill, Meridian Library District

All who register for this webinar will receive a link to access the live event as well as access to the recorded version afterwards.


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Idaho Commission for Libraries
208-334-2150
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