Social Work Interest Group

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  • Hello,  I have submitted a draft proposal to my Director outlining why having a social worker in our public library is a good idea. Before we send it up the chain, we'd like to look at what has worked for other libraries. Do you have something you wouldn't ...

  • Perhaps the folks at Carbondale Public Library in Illinois .  They've worked with MSW students at Southern Illinois University for several years. Or two county library districts (Pikes Peak and Jefferson County) in Colorado includes rural areas:  https://www.krcc.org/post/beyond-books-library-social-workers-build-trust-share-resources ...

  • I second reaching out to Tiffany. She was at ALA and seemed very interested in being more involved, and I know the work she's doing is a great model of rural collaboration. She can tell you more, I won't claim to speak for anyone else, but I would also ...

  • Thanks, Elissa! Julie Julie Ann Winkelstein, PhD, MLIS Librarian, writer, teacher, advocate Co-editor, SRRT newsletter My pronouns are she, her, hers ------Original Message------ Hi Julie, I'm going to recommend ...

  • Hi Julie, I'm going to recommend two social workers to connect with. I know Patrick is in this group so he may also respond. Patrick Lloyd Georgetown, TX Patrick.Lloyd@georgetown.org Tiffany Russell, Niles, Michigan Tiffany.russell@nileslibrary.net ...

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  • Social Work in Public Libraries Virtual Forums

    Join us for a series of interactive virtual forums, in which a rotating panel consisting of members of the PLA Social Worker Task Force will answer your questions related to social work in public libraries. This is an opportunity to learn from the experts and engage with your peers on social service issues facing public libraries today. Attendees are encouraged to share their experiences and ask questions throughout the session.

    The virtual forums are free, but registration is required. You can register for one or more.

    The next virtual forum is:

    Tuesday, July 16, 2019
    2:00–2:30 PM Central

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