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Empathy does not come for free

I came across this piece on Medium and thought--yes! If you've seen me present within the last year, you know I've been referencing Brené Brown, but I agree wholeheartedly (reference intended) with this author. While he's a teacher referring to teachers, this is equally as valid in librarianship: Just like supporting the mental health of… Continue reading Empathy does not come for free

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Whole Person Librarianship: Partnerships to Prepare Libraries [FREE webinar]

Niche Academy Webinar – Whole Person Librarianship In normal times, a library’s relationship-based reference collection empowers librarians to direct patrons with the greatest needs to the resources that best help them—which sometimes includes an in-house social worker. In our current state of crisis, the relationship-based reference collection can be the foundation for ensuring library patrons… Continue reading Whole Person Librarianship: Partnerships to Prepare Libraries [FREE webinar]

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Link to webinar recording

Better late than never! Here’s a recording of the Webjunction webinar Sarah Johnson did this spring, with great info for all of you who are thinking about hiring a SW student intern.

Social Work Students & Public Libraries

Thank you to the hundreds of folks who logged in yesterday for the Social Work Students and Public Library Partnerships webinar.

Here is the linkto the recorded webinar (YouTube), pdf slides, handouts, and list of Resources.

Please contact me with any updates on new collaborations, especially any updates on how your branch’s social work interns are navigating remote resource assistance for patrons.

Thanks again!

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Libraries that are nailing this COVID-19 thing

Libraries Are Nailing It This list was assembled by Sara Zettervall over the weekend, so it is by no means comprehensive. It focuses on library system responses. Ongoing public Facebook thread at https://www.facebook.com/groups/ALAthinkTANK/permalink/3685261464879980/  For more information from individuals in libraries (more locations than what’s here!) and also library systems around the world (quite literally--Germany, Lithuania,… Continue reading Libraries that are nailing this COVID-19 thing

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WPL Book Now Available!

Order the first-ever book on library-social work collaboration: Buy direct from Libraries Unlimited Request from your local library Already have the book? Here are the online resources. Endorsements from leaders in the field: "Whole Person Librarianship highlights the strengths of social work and librarianship, demonstrating how these approaches can be used in tandem to produce effective… Continue reading WPL Book Now Available!