Social Work Interest Group

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This community is for anyone interested in learning more about social work in public libraries. The PLA Social Worker Task Force will use this space to discuss issues facing public libraries, provide a space to connect with others, generate and share best practices and resources.
  • 1.  Library Social Work after Re-Opening: Crowd-sourcing Ideas and Strategies

    Posted May 29, 2020 02:50 PM
    Webinar on June 5 at 2-3 Central Time: 
    Public library systems throughout the country are planning for phased re-openings, others have already started opening. Much of what systems are talking about at the administrative level are curb-side pick-up procedures, virtual services, and job-seeking. But what about social work services with those that are most vulnerable? How do we keep customers who are experiencing homelessness, those with substance use struggles, and mental health illnesses who are desperate for a bathroom, wifi, and an opportunity to get out of the elements. How do social workers, peers, and those working with the most marginalized connect with customers with the most basic needs?

    Join the PLA SW Task Force and colleagues throughout the country to discuss what comes next. We will discuss the role of social work programs at the macro, mezzo, and micro-levels.

    Use this form to add your contact information to receive the zoom invitation.

    Thanks and we'll see you there,

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    Elissa Hardy, LCSW
    Community Resource Manager
    Denver Public Library
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  • 2.  RE: Library Social Work after Re-Opening: Crowd-sourcing Ideas and Strategies

    Posted Jun 01, 2020 10:12 AM
    Hi 

    I would like to attend the webinar on June 5, unfortunately, your form is not working. Could you send me the link to sign up for this.

    Thank you,
    Sharon

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    Sharon Janus
    Public Services Librarian              


    Peabody Institute Library
    82 Main St.
    Peabody, Ma. 01960
    978-531-0100 x24
    North of Boston Library Exchange






  • 3.  RE: Library Social Work after Re-Opening: Crowd-sourcing Ideas and Strategies

    Posted Jun 05, 2020 12:39 PM
    Hello,

    Is this still happening today?

    Thank you!

    Ally Dowds
    Health & Human Services Librarian
    Boston Public Library

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    Allyson Dowds
    Health & Human Services Research Specialist
    Boston Public LIbrary
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  • 4.  RE: Library Social Work after Re-Opening: Crowd-sourcing Ideas and Strategies

    Posted Jun 05, 2020 01:02 PM
    Yes it is.