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.

Guidance for Library Social Worker Positions - New from PLA Social Worker Task Force4

  • 1.  Guidance for Library Social Worker Positions - New from PLA Social Worker Task Force4

    Posted Sep 01, 2021 02:47 PM
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    Social workers try to "meet their clients where they are." Increasingly, people experiencing life challenges are going to the public library, therefore more libraries are bringing in social work expertise to assist these patrons. While a library/social work partnership may seem like a no-brainer, there is much for a library system to consider before partnering with a social work professional. With this document the PLA Social Worker Task Force share some of those considerations, to help you determine if a social work program could be a good fit for your library.

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    Kathleen Hughes
    Manager of Publications/Editor "Public Libraries"
    American Library Association
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