Social Work Interest Group

Latest Discussion Posts

  • Hello all, Dr. Llewellyn Cornelius from the University of Georgia School of Social Work spent some time in Denver recently for a conference. We were honored to be interviewed for his podcast he provides through his work at the school. Please listen ...

  • Greetings! We've just published our latest course addition to digitallearn.org, "Using Healthcare.gov to Enroll in Health Insurance"! Learn the basics of how to enroll in health insurance using  healthcare.gov . This course looks at the process of determining ...

  • Shannon Bowman-Sarkisian was selected as the winner of the Indiana Library Federation (ILF) 2019 Outstanding Library Staff Award for her work on increasing Library access for domestic violence survivors.  Shannon was awarded the Friends of the Library ...

  • That is interesting. Thank you for bringing it to my attention. One of my interest areas is the role of academic libraries in meeting social service & mental health needs, particularly in smaller institutions that may not provide them through other avenues. ...

  • I just wanted to highlight that over the last few weeks there has been a fascinating conversation about social work services in academic libraries. It's fascinating to see that these conversations are occurring in academic as well as in public libraries. ...

Announcements

  • PLA 2020 - Social Worker Task Force Preconference

    The PLA Social Worker Task Force will host a daylong preconference program at the upcoming PLA 2020 conference. Speakers include Jean Badalamenti, D.C. Public Library; Leah Esguerra, San Francisco Public Library;  Elissa Hardy, Denver Public Library; Sarah Johnson, Hunter College, New York;Tiffany Russell, Niles (MI) Public Library. 

    This library social worker panel will provide an overview of a trauma informed, person-centered, holistic approach to library services. Topics covered will include: applying social work research-based practices to library work; recognizing and addressing the impact of trauma on public service, understanding the person-centered concept; understanding the strengths-based approach; using people-first language; and stress management.

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