Thanks to everyone who came to our conversation starter at ALA! We estimate 60-70 people in the audience, which was great. Mary and I were so glad to get to know and talk with so many of you. One of the most actionable items to come out of that conversation is connecting libraries with social work interns, so we’re working on a “how-to” post about that.

In the meantime, note that we have a new “Ask WPL” page (linked upper right) where you can send us questions, comments, and blog post ideas. There seems to be a hunger for further conversation about this topic, so we could very easily have some blog posts dedicated to discussion, or if people would rather talk through an email list, we could look into setting that up.

I also did a write-up of the session for Cognotes, but if it gets published, it will be in the conference wrap-up issue, which doesn’t yet seem to be online. So, I’m hoping I’m not violating any copyright by sharing the draft with you here. I’m also attaching the PPTs from the session.

Thanks again, and whether it’s here or somewhere else, we hope you’ll keep the conversation going!

Cognotes Conversation Starter on Librarianship and Social Work (PDF)

Social Justice for All ALA final (PDF of PPT)