Articles and Reviews

Macro and Micro Librarianship

In discussing possibilities for the conference session this fall, one of our panelists suggested looking at librarianship through social work's "macro" and "micro" views. This blog post* provides a critique of the macro/micro divide, but in doing so, it also provides a good, brief introduction: Macro and Micro social work are interdependent concepts. One cannot… Continue reading Macro and Micro Librarianship

Editorial

Ethical Librarians and the Public Good

One of my interests in this project of examining the intersections of social work and librarianship is to consider how librarians might more visibly champion the public good like social workers do. This post considers two ways that librarians tend to devalue their own work in this vein: first, highlighting libraries as institutions rather than… Continue reading Ethical Librarians and the Public Good

Conferences

“…And Social Justice for All: How Can Librarians and Social Workers Collaborate?”

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, we have a session coming up at the Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference this fall in St. Cloud. ...And Social Justice for All: How Can Librarians and Social Workers Collaborate? will take place on Thursday morning, October 10, 2013, from 10-11am. Here are the details. But more than… Continue reading “…And Social Justice for All: How Can Librarians and Social Workers Collaborate?”

Guest Contributor

Dominican University’s Joint MLIS/MSW Program

Earlier this summer, I spoke with Susan Roman, Dean Emerita of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Dominican University, about their joint master’s degree program in LIS and social work. I had a chance to ask Professor Roman about her background, her thoughts on the importance of this type of dual degree… Continue reading Dominican University’s Joint MLIS/MSW Program