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.  Reopening of Libraries in Larger Cities

    Posted May 04, 2020 10:18 AM
    Hi all,

    I hope this email finds you all well and safe.

    Denver Public Library is working on our reopening plan, and we're wondering what the process is that other systems of similar size are working on. We're involved with other Colorado libraries, but none of them are on the same population density level as downtown Denver. If you have a plan or process you're willing to share we'd love to hear about it.

    Thanks and be well,

    Elissa Hardy, LCSW
    Community Resource Manager
    Denver Public Library

  • 2.  RE: Reopening of Libraries in Larger Cities

    Posted May 05, 2020 01:15 PM
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    Hi Elissa and All!

    Gwinnett County is part of the Atlanta Metro Region, so while we don't have a large downtown like Denver, we do serve a number of densely populated areas in our county of over 900,000 people. Our Administration has developed the attached Reopening Plan to guide staff and the community through our phased reopening over the next few weeks and months. Please note, this is very much a living document that will be updated and changed regularly. The attachment is the most recent version; updates will continue to be available on our website. Please check there for the most current information.

    Best of luck to you and yours!
    Meg Wilson
    Manager, Norcross Branch Library
    Gwinnett County Public Library

    Meg Wilson
    Branch Manager
    Gwinnett County Public Library