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Questions for the Co-Location of Library and Social Work Services

By Mary Wagner, MLS, PhD Mary Nienow in her blog post, “Why Social Workers Need Librarians,” on April 7, 2013, offers challenging and exciting ideas for intersection of Social Work and Library/Information Science. Two recent newspaper articles, “How Public Libraries Have Become Spare Homeless Shelters” (AlterNet, March 6, 2013) and “Security Getting Tougher at Downtown… Continue reading Questions for the Co-Location of Library and Social Work Services

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Why Social Workers Need Librarians: A Social Work Perspective

By Mary C. Nienow, MSW The field of social work is a broad one. Social workers can be found in schools, hospitals, state agencies, nonprofits, for-profits, and everywhere in-between. One important but missing venue is libraries. I have been in the field of social work for fifteen years and I have never heard of libraries… Continue reading Why Social Workers Need Librarians: A Social Work Perspective