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
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
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 … Continue reading Panel at ALA on Whole Person Librarianship
Last month, I attended the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Columbus, OH as a U.S. National Fellow. It was a remarkable experience and an opportunity to start thinking about Whole Person Librarianship from a global perspective. Last year, the IFLA Section for Library Services to People with Special Needs formed a working group to … Continue reading WPL at IFLA: Homelessness, Refugees, and Person-in-Context
This was a great year for Whole Person Librarianship at ALA. The panel on "Connecting Individuals with Social Services: The Academic Library's Role," convened by Samantha Hines from Missoula College Library, brought the concept of WPL to an academic audience. One of the panelists said he was glad to hear that librarians are talking about … Continue reading WPL @ ALA 2016 Wrap-up
We need you! This is an opportunity to put Whole Person Librarianship into action while supporting at-risk kids. Librarians Build Communities and the ALA Task Force on Diversity & Inclusion are supporting Orlando Public Libraries during the upcoming conference. There are 2 opportunities to help: Summer BreakSpot! Friday, June 24, and Monday, June 27, 11:30am-12:30pm (pickup at … Continue reading Volunteers Needed this Friday! ALA Orlando
This year, I'll be representing Whole Person Librarianship as a panelist at this ALA-ACRL session: Connecting Individuals with Social Services: The Academic Library's Role Saturday, June 25 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Orange County Convention Center, Room W108 Add it to your conference scheduler As public libraries earn attention and kudos for connecting their users … Continue reading WPL at ALA 2016
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 … Continue reading ALA 2015 Follow-up and Thanks!
And we have a conversation starter at ALA in San Francisco! Right now it's just me and Mary, but you know I'm going to invite everyone I can think of who has some involvement in this work to participate, and hopefully we can build a panel. When the scheduler is up, I'll share a link … Continue reading WPL at ALA in San Francisco!
Coming out of a very successful session at this year’s Minnesota Library Association conference, that’s the statement we’d like every librarian to feel confident to make to patrons. But how do we reach that end? Our full session room – 40 people – held an intense discussion on the intersection of librarianship and social work … Continue reading “I’m not a social worker, but I know how to find you one.”
As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, we have a session coming up at the Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference this fall in St. Cloud. ...And Social Justice for All: How Can Librarians and Social Workers Collaborate? will take place on Thursday morning, October 10, 2013, from 10-11am. Here are the details. But more than … Continue reading “…And Social Justice for All: How Can Librarians and Social Workers Collaborate?”