Conferences

Are You Going to PLA? Learn from Library Social Workers at Preconference

This isn't something I'm involved in, but I wanted to promote it because it's a great opportunity! I'm copying this directly from the PLA Conference website. HALF DAY PRECONFERENCE A Social Worker Walks Into a Library: Bringing Social Work Services into Your Public Library Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Over the… Continue reading Are You Going to PLA? Learn from Library Social Workers at Preconference

Conferences

WPL Preconference at ALA Annual in New Orleans

Come to New Orleans a little bit early and be part of the Whole Person Librarianship preconference on Thursday afternoon! You can find us in the ALA section of Ticketed Events: Whole Person Librarianship: Social Work Concepts for Social Justice Library Service Thurs., June 21, 2018 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm Event Code: ALA1 Ticket pricing: ALA… Continue reading WPL Preconference at ALA Annual in New Orleans

Editorial

The Evolving Epistemology of Librarianship

Will the internet and e-publishing kill librarianship? This question is perpetually at the forefront of news about libraries. Researchers measure the numbers of people reading ebooks as compared to print books and compare library users who access digital materials to those who show up in person. We're encouraged to debate the digital future in our… Continue reading The Evolving Epistemology of Librarianship

Ask WPL

Ask WPL: Urban and Joint MLIS/MSW Programs

The following request came in through our Ask WPL hotline: I am trying to find information about MLIS programs that either offer courses that prepare students for urban librarianship (especially re: issues that impact people experiencing homelessness) and/or programs that offer a joint MLIS/MSW option. I have found very little so far and I wondering… Continue reading Ask WPL: Urban and Joint MLIS/MSW Programs

Conferences, Resources

Resources for presentation in Zagreb

On Tuesday, July 11, 2017, we are presenting at the 20th Symposium of the International Consortium for Social Development in Zagreb, Croatia. These are links to resources we will mention or use during the presentation, but anyone is welcome to access them. Video about Zagreb Public Library's work with patrons experiencing homelessness Video about Social… Continue reading Resources for presentation in Zagreb

Other

Library-social work at ALA: Another opportunity

One of the Ignite sessions at ALA will be on library-social work collaboration: Social justice in libraries: social work roots and the progressive library mission Saturday, June 24 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM (presentation will be 5 minutes within this time frame) Location: McCormick Place, W183a Although short, this will be a nice counterpart to… Continue reading Library-social work at ALA: Another opportunity