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]
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.
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.
Are you looking for resources from the session at MLA 2018? Find them in Sched: https://2018mlaannualconference.sched.com/event/bcf6a633e8ca20519afec2b777f358e9
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Follow WPL @wholepersonlib on Twitter I'll be tweeting ALA Annual Conference content relevant to service to the whole person and encourage you to tag @wholepersonlib when you do as well.
There's a new tab on the WPL menu: Guest Lecture Mary Nienow and I have already given guest lectures in person and online to graduate courses in librarianship and in social work. We've talked about Whole Person Librarianship and about library-social work collaboration more broadly. We're always happy to talk to classes and wanted to… Continue reading Invite us to guest lecture
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!
This site started with the intention of promoting a discussion of how librarianship and social work come together. We've had some amazing content to share over the seven or so months of weekly posts - but we're also finding it challenging to bring in new voices beyond our core participants. Meanwhile, our work on Whole… Continue reading A change to the site and a call for participation
Did you come here from my post in the SRRT Newsletter? If so, yay! If not, yay, too! We're looking for contributions and assistance. Here are some ideas: Write a piece on your experience as a librarian working with social workers or, vice versa, your experience as a social worker working with librarians. Refer your… Continue reading Getting Started
Welcome to this forum for exploring how librarians and social workers can share their knowledge and experiences to strengthen their work with the public. Please check out our About page and Sara Zettervall's post on running a teen book club that sparked the idea for this conversation. We are always interested in hearing from others, so… Continue reading Welcome!