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Whole Person Librarianship: The Start of a Manifesto

I had the good fortune to spend much of the last week in the company of other smart, enthusiastic librarians on the upswing in their careers at MILE, Minnesota’s local version of ALA’s Emerging Leaders program. Among many other positive aspects of the experience was that it brought together librarians from all types of librarianship… Continue reading Whole Person Librarianship: The Start of a Manifesto

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Social Services, Health Information, and Librarianship

The Saint Catherine University MLIS program, organized by the student chapter of the Progressive Librarians Guild, is walking as a team in the Minnesota AIDS Walk next week. As we’ve been doing some fundraising, I’ve been thinking about the connections between AIDS activism and librarianship. From the early work of the Gay Men’s Health Crisis… Continue reading Social Services, Health Information, and Librarianship

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A Brief History of the Social Workers in the Library Program

This post offers a brief history of the Social Workers in the Library program at San José Public Library, started by Deborah Estreicher, Peter Lee, Glenn Thomas, and Cyndy Thomas. The program brings volunteer social workers into the library for free 20-minute referrals. Members of the National Association of Social Workers, California Chapter staff the program.… Continue reading A Brief History of the Social Workers in the Library Program