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  • 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. ...

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

  • 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 ------------------------------


  • 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. 

    The next virtual forum is:
    Thursday, November 7, 2019
    2:00–2:30 PM Central

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