Conferences, Resources

Resources for presentation in Zagreb

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

Resources, Webinars

Whole Person Librarianship webinar available on Webjunction

The webinar Mary and I presented in March is available as an archived recording with activities and additional resources: Whole Person Librarianship: Fostering Empathy in Challenging Times Also, thanks to everyone who completed our survey! The response rate was even better than we hoped. If you indicated interest in further involvement or communication, we'll be… Continue reading Whole Person Librarianship webinar available on Webjunction

Editorial, Resources

Social Work for Librarians: Cultural Humility

One of the foundational concepts of social work is "cultural humility." Cultural humility builds on the belief that each person is an expert on his/her/their life and recognizes that our cultural experiences shape how we view the world. We each exist at the intersection of various cultural spheres, and we make assumptions about how the… Continue reading Social Work for Librarians: Cultural Humility

Editorial, Resources

Libraries and the Election: A Whole Person Response

I just finished reading this post from R. David Lankes, best known as the author of The Atlas of New Librarianship, and this related post from Anthony Molaro. Both men are professors of library and information science, and both call for action from knowledge professionals in response to this week's election. Lankes focuses on the… Continue reading Libraries and the Election: A Whole Person Response

Editorial, Resources

Social Work and the Limited Scope of iSchool Research

...until LIS educators teach library reading and library as place in their professional programs at the core level, and until LIS researchers ask questions about what users learn from their interaction with libraries and determine how that learning fits into their everyday lives, both are addressing only a fraction of what libraries actually do for… Continue reading Social Work and the Limited Scope of iSchool Research

Resources

Social Work MOOC Module 1: What Is Social Work?

This is the first post in a series of reflections on the University of Michigan edX course "Social Work Practice: Advocating Social Justice and Change." I was struck very early on in this module by the International Federation of Social Work's global definition of social work: Social work is a practice-based profession and an academic… Continue reading Social Work MOOC Module 1: What Is Social Work?