I just wanted to give a plug/shout-out to the session that will be led by some amazing social workers at ALA this year. The content sounds very "whole person" to me! Compassionate Service: Promoting Dignity for Marginalized Patrons Through a Holistic Approach Saturday, June 23 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Location: Morial Convention Center, Rm… Continue reading Library Social Work at ALA
Professor Mary Nienow and I will be presenting our ALA preconference this Thursday ...and I just realized it's SOLD OUT! I think you can get on a wait list, but if you missed your chance to register, you are welcome to email me if you'd like to try to chat in person some other time during… Continue reading WPL Preconference this Thursday!
Sarah Johnson (Reference & Instruction Librarian, Assistant Professor, CUNY Hunter College) has been conducting research on social work intern placement in libraries. Based on her work, she contributed additional content to our Google Map of libraries with social work staff or collaborators. Have something to add to it? Email me.
I brought a Whole Person Librarianship perspective to a recent Webjunction webinar, and the recording is available online: Homelessness in Small and Rural Communities: Libraries Can Help!
This isn't something I'm involved in, but I wanted to promote it because it's a great opportunity! I'm copying this directly from the PLA Conference website. HALF DAY PRECONFERENCE A Social Worker Walks Into a Library: Bringing Social Work Services into Your Public Library Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Over the… Continue reading Are You Going to PLA? Learn from Library Social Workers at Preconference
Come to New Orleans a little bit early and be part of the Whole Person Librarianship preconference on Thursday afternoon! You can find us in the ALA section of Ticketed Events: Whole Person Librarianship: Social Work Concepts for Social Justice Library Service Thurs., June 21, 2018 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm Event Code: ALA1 Ticket pricing: ALA… Continue reading WPL Preconference at ALA Annual in New Orleans
ALA Code of Ethics (again!) Libraries Respond - ALA portal and hashtag updated with disaster response and more Ferguson Municipal Public Library awards (not a complete list): 2015 Library Journal Library of the Year 2015 Lemony Snickett Prize (Scott Bonner, Director) Facebook discussion/resource list for library response in times of crisis Connecticut Four
Will the internet and e-publishing kill librarianship? This question is perpetually at the forefront of news about libraries. Researchers measure the numbers of people reading ebooks as compared to print books and compare library users who access digital materials to those who show up in person. We're encouraged to debate the digital future in our… Continue reading The Evolving Epistemology of Librarianship
The following request came in through our Ask WPL hotline: I am trying to find information about MLIS programs that either offer courses that prepare students for urban librarianship (especially re: issues that impact people experiencing homelessness) and/or programs that offer a joint MLIS/MSW option. I have found very little so far and I wondering… Continue reading Ask WPL: Urban and Joint MLIS/MSW Programs
On Tuesday, July 11, 2017, we are presenting at the 20th Symposium of the International Consortium for Social Development in Zagreb, Croatia. These are links to resources we will mention or use during the presentation, but anyone is welcome to access them. Video about Zagreb Public Library's work with patrons experiencing homelessness Video about Social… Continue reading Resources for presentation in Zagreb