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

Research, WPL Book

Take our survey! on library-social work collaboration

Help us help you! Please complete this survey for our forthcoming book by Saturday, April 15, 2017: https://tinyurl.com/survey-wpl Completing this survey will: Tell us what librarians and social workers already know (or don't know) about library-social work collaboration, so we can shape the content of the book to your needs. Give you a frame for self-assessment: your… Continue reading Take our survey! on library-social work collaboration

Webinars

Whole Person Librarianship Webinar on WebJunction

Whole Person Librarianship: Fostering Empathy in Challenging Times Tuesday, March 28, 2017 2:00-3:00pm Central Time Register for free Libraries are among the few public spaces that feel safe and welcoming to everyone in our current political landscape. As librarians striving to provide equitable service, we are challenged to meet the needs of patrons whose life experiences… Continue reading Whole Person Librarianship Webinar 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