Editorial

The Evolving Epistemology of Librarianship

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

Ask WPL

Ask WPL: Urban and Joint MLIS/MSW Programs

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

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

Other

Library-social work at ALA: Another opportunity

One of the Ignite sessions at ALA will be on library-social work collaboration: Social justice in libraries: social work roots and the progressive library mission Saturday, June 24 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM (presentation will be 5 minutes within this time frame) Location: McCormick Place, W183a Although short, this will be a nice counterpart to… Continue reading Library-social work at ALA: Another opportunity

Conferences

Panel at ALA on Whole Person Librarianship

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

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