Please join us at the ALA Annual Conference for a PLA-sponsored panel!

Whole Person Librarianship: Libraries and Social Workers in Collaboration
Sunday, June 25, 2017
1:00-2:30pm
McCormick Place, W178a

Since San Francisco Public Library became the first in the world to hire a full-time social worker in 2007, the interest in library-social work collaboration has grown exponentially. Urban, suburban, and rural libraries are creating scalable partnerships, from hosting interns to social service office hours to full-time hires. This panel of librarians and social service providers builds on a standing-room-only 2015 Conversation Starter on the same topic. We’ll provide practical examples of successful collaborations, and we’ll also discuss how these partnerships inspire new approaches to providing excellent library service. This session also ties into a book forthcoming from Libraries Unlimited.

Speakers:

Sara Zettervall
Librarian, Hennepin County Library
Founder, Whole Person Librarianship

Mary Nienow
Social Work PhD Candidate
University of Minnesota

Ashley Horn
Social Work Program Coordinator
Brooklyn Public Library

Heather Lowe
Adult Services Administrator
Dallas Public Library

Sarah Johnson
Visiting Assistant Professor, Reference and Instruction Librarian
Hunter College Libraries

2 thoughts on “Panel at ALA on Whole Person Librarianship

  1. Is there a way to see this livestreaming?

    Thanks,

    Cristina Farah, BFA, MSW Student Former MLIS Student 305-965-2694

    1. Thanks for asking! We won’t be livestreaming, but the session will be recorded. I’m not entirely clear on what PLA does with the recording, so I’ll try to find out and share that info.

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