Guest Contributor

An Interview with Carolyn Anthony, PLA President

Last week, I was very fortunate to interview Carolyn Anthony, Director of Skokie Public Library and 2013-2014 President of the Public Library Association, on her perspective on the intersection of librarianship and social work. This is my summary of our conversation. When Carolyn Anthony started working at the Pratt Library in Baltimore in 1973, she… Continue reading An Interview with Carolyn Anthony, PLA President

Editorial

Computers, Social Work, and Public Libraries

One of the folks we've been talking to about this Information + Publics project pointed us to a LinkedIn discussion in the American Library Association group (requires LinkedIn account and access to the ALA group) from about a year ago that touched on the topic. The original question was about how reference librarians should provide… Continue reading Computers, Social Work, and Public Libraries

Articles and Reviews

A Review of “NHS and Social Care Interface”: Information Literacy for Social Workers

One of the things we would like to do through this blog is to collect bibliographies of research related to the intersection of social work and librarianship. We will also provide brief reviews of some of these articles to serve as starting points for considering the issues that arise in these two fields concerning social… Continue reading A Review of “NHS and Social Care Interface”: Information Literacy for Social Workers

Editorial

Little Free Libraries and Collaborative Engagement

I was reminded this weekend that Little Free Libraries are still growing in popularity, when (not for the first time) someone suggested to me that I might build one at some point. They seem to be especially numerous here in the Twin Cities--not surprising, given that they're based in the Upper Midwest. In just one… Continue reading Little Free Libraries and Collaborative Engagement