First, the big news: Mary Nienow and I signed a contract late last year to write a book on Whole Person Librarianship for Libraries Unlimited. This is going to be a long and fruitful journey over the next two years – and we need your help to make it the best it can be.

Later this winter/spring, we’ll be reaching out with a survey and contribution opportunities for professionals who are involved in library-social service collaboration in all its varieties, from social work interns all the way up through library directors who forged a path to full-time social work hires.

Though we’re still in the planning stage, I wanted to announce this is coming because I will be at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta this month and would love to meet with anyone else who may be attending. Are you deep into this work? Do you just have some questions about it? Hit me up (sara -at- wholepersonlibrarianship.com), and let’s find a time to chat. I’ve also reserved an hour in the Networking Uncommons on Sunday morning from 10:30-11:30 11:00am-noon where I’ll be available for drop-in conversations.

Stay tuned for many more exciting developments throughout 2017. Happy new year!

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