Academic Seminars

Cultivating Protective Libraries: An Introduction to Public Library Social Work – free webinar Wed, July 13, at 10am (sponsored by NNLM Region 3)
July 12, 2022
 

The Network of the National Library of Medicine Region 3, housed at the Gibson D. Lewis Library, would like to invite you to join us for the next session of our monthly webinar series, Health Bytes with Region 3.

This monthly 1 hour series focuses on topics of interest to clinicians, researchers, faculty, and information professionals.

In 2009, San Francisco Public Library created the first dedicated, full-time position for a helping professional. Since then, library social work has spread to over four dozen systems around the United States. This session will introduce library social work, its history, and emerging best practices. We will consider the library as a protective factor in the lives of vulnerable populations. Special attention will be paid to the need for person-centered, trauma-informed lenses into the university education of future librarians.

Register here: https://nnlm.gov/training/class/cultivating-protective-libraries-introduction-public-library-social-work