This is a long-overdue, post-COVID-19 home page. If you’re looking for the latest on how social workers are helping libraries in crisis, please join the WPL email list. It’s open to anyone with an interest in the topic and includes everyone from students to leaders in the field.
As the founder of WPL and co-author of the first book on library-social work collaboration, Whole Person Librarianship: A Social Work Approach to Patron Services, I continue to be available to train library staff and speak at events. Until things change in the world, I will only offer these services online. Please see the newly updated Consulting & Training page for more information.
Please explore the site and contact me with any questions. With gratitude and best wishes for the health of you, your loved ones, and your colleagues,
Sara Zettervall, MLIS, MFA
July 4, 2020
P.S. I’m not paid to promote anything to the right. If you’d like to see why I think advocacy and trauma-informed care are so important right now, read Now What?
What you can do right now besides joining the email list:
- View the EveryLibrary webinar on emergency advocacy: Introduction to eMeasures Snapshot Survey
- Explore the Certified Trauma Support Specialist option from Trauma Institute International (non-clinical training for library staff, with certification option)
- Read Trauma Stewardship, recommended by library social worker extraordinaire Elissa Hardy (Denver PL).
- Register for the virtual Library Advocacy and Funding Conference.
- Send me your suggestions to add to this list or submit a blog post on your recommended actions.