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  • All communities must use coordinated entry for homeless services, and have likely ​selected an authorized Homeless Management Information System to track potential residents. If that is a significant portion of the persons you serve, you may want to contact ...

  • Jean, Thank you so much for providing me with this information. This is very helpful!  - Jessica ------------------------------ Jessica Campbell Library Social Worker Newark Public Library ------------------------------

  • Hi Jessica, I have created a google form the DCPL Peer Outreach Specialists fill out for every engagement they have with a library customer. I supervise three peers so I use this as a supervision tool and a way to track customer engagements. I am the ...

  • Those of you who use any type of Client Tracking Software can you please share what software you use and the pros and cons of that software. If you do not use any software, can you still inform me on how you keep track of how many clients seen, new clients/repeat ...

  • Join members of the PLA Social Work Task Force for this introduction to the use of trauma-informed approaches in public libraries. A trauma-informed approach generally means understanding that library patrons may have experienced trauma and working with ...


  • 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, September 10, 2019
    2:00–2:30 PM Central

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