Miranda Dube '15, adjunct faculty librarian, recently had an article published in the peer-reviewed, open-access journal In the Library with the Lead Pipe.
Titled "New Hampshire Public Library Services for Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence," Dube's article reports on the results of her statewide survey of public librarians regarding resources and programs for abuse survivors in our communities.
Dube's research interest stems from her yearlong experience with AmeriCorps Victim Assistance program, during which time she worked with the Concord City Prosecutor's Office, Concord Police Department, New Hampshire State Police, New Hampshire Correctional Facility for Women, Shea Farm and the Hillsborough County House of Corrections to provide services to victims/survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in a court-based setting.
An abstract of her article is below, and you can read the full piece here.
Domestic violence and sexual assault survivors experience unique information needs that can be answered through formal avenues such as a crisis center or police/court proceedings, but many survivors do not take a formal route to recovery. This survey seeks to identify what services and policies guide New Hampshire public libraries in providing services to survivors to assist them in navigating the experience and recovery from domestic or sexual violence.