Whole Person Librarianship  A Social Work Approach to Patron Services Book

Whole Person Librarianship A Social Work Approach to Patron Services


  • Author : Sara K. Zettervall
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2019-08-14
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 175
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440857775

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Whole Person Librarianship A Social Work Approach to Patron Services Excerpt :

Whole Person Librarianship guides librarians through the practical process of facilitating connections among libraries, social workers, and social services; explains why those connections are important; and puts them in the context of a national movement. • Gain multiple examples of library-social work collaboration to apply in your own library • Learn to articulate reasons librarians benefit from collaboration with social workers and vice versa • Know where to seek partnerships and how to start them • Develop a vision for how collaborations fit into the ideals of both professions and represent the future of librarianship

Transformative Library and Information Work Book

Transformative Library and Information Work


  • Author : Stephen Bales
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-03-13
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081030127

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Transformative Library and Information Work Excerpt :

Intended to be an accessible guide to transformational information work, the book collects approximately thirty brief case studies of information related organizations, initiatives, and/or projects that focus on social justice related activities. Each case is a short narrative account of its particular subject’s history, objectives, accomplishments, and challenges faced. It also describes the material realities involved in the subjects’ day-to-day operation. Furthermore, cases include pertinent excerpts from interviews conducted with individuals directly involved with the information organization and will conclude with three-to-five bulleted takeaway points for information workers to consider when developing their own praxis Present useful guidance on transformative library and information science Gathers real-world case studies of library and information practice relating to social justice Gives takeaway points for readers to quickly apply in their own situation Provides inspiration for the development of progressive library and information practice Considers radical library and information science at a high level, offering recommendations for the future

Library Management 101 Book

Library Management 101


  • Author : Lisa K. Hussey
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2019-04-09
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838918630

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Library Management 101 Excerpt :

In addition to providing students with a solid foundation in library management, with its structured, practical knowledge this impressive volume will also benefit experienced managers.

A Trauma Informed Approach to Library Services Book

A Trauma Informed Approach to Library Services


  • Author : Rebecca Tolley
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2020-07-14
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838919811

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A Trauma Informed Approach to Library Services Excerpt :

We are only now coming to terms with how common trauma really is; a landmark Kaiser study that surveyed patients receiving physicals found that almost two-thirds had experienced at least one form of abuse, neglect, or other trauma as a child. Though originating in the fields of health and social services, trauma-informed care is a framework that holds great promise for application to library work. Empathetic service, positive patron encounters, and a more trusting workplace are only a few of the benefits that this approach offers. In this important book Tolley, experienced in both academic and public libraries, brings these ideas into the library context. Library administrators, directors, and reference and user services staff will all benefit from learning - the six key principles of trauma-informed care; - characteristics of a trusting and transparent library organization, plus discussion questions to promote a sense of psychological safety among library workers; - how certain language and labels can undermine mutuality, with suggested phrases that will help library staff demonstrate neutrality to patron ideas and views during information requests; - delivery models that empower patrons; - advice on balancing free speech on campus with students’ need for safety; - how appropriate furniture arrangement can help people suffering from PTSD feel safe; - guidance on creating safe zones for LGBTQIA+ children, teens, and adults; and - self-assessment tools to support change toward trauma-responsive library services. Using the trauma-informed approach outlined in this book, libraries can ensure they are empathetic community hubs where everyone feels welcomed, respected, and safe.

Underserved Patrons in University Libraries  Assisting Students Facing Trauma  Abuse  and Discrimination Book

Underserved Patrons in University Libraries Assisting Students Facing Trauma Abuse and Discrimination


  • Author : Julia C. Skinner
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2021-01-12
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440870422

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Underserved Patrons in University Libraries Assisting Students Facing Trauma Abuse and Discrimination Excerpt :

This practical and research-based volume focuses on how libraries can meet the needs of underserved patrons in college and university libraries, with an emphasis on those facing trauma, abuse, and discrimination. While university libraries strive to meet the needs of all students, some groups have traditionally been overlooked. This volume engages with those underserved populations on college campuses, with an emphasis on those facing trauma, abuse, and discrimination. It brings a variety of authorial voices to discuss different aspects of that service and to share current research related to underserved populations in libraries. This combination supports research in LIS and beyond while offering concrete ways for service providers to make a difference in the lives of their patrons. Editors Skinner and Gross have both conducted extensive research in ethically meeting patron needs. They and their contributors are keenly aware of the complex and interwoven considerations that inform such service, such as patron desire for confidentiality accompanied by an urgent need for assistance. This volume is committed to sharing diverse voices in the field and to exploring the interrelationship between theoretical findings and practical applications—all in the service of underserved patrons. Readers will gain a deep understanding of these underserved populations and how to respond by providing meaningful services Readers will learn strategies for outreach and the development of community service programs Readers will become aware of the wide variety of user populations whose information behavior may be limited by an experience or life circumstance that they may not want to divulge

Libraries and Homelessness  An Action Guide Book

Libraries and Homelessness An Action Guide


  • Author : Julie Ann Winkelstein
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2021-07-31
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 267
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440862793

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Libraries and Homelessness An Action Guide Excerpt :

Advocating a strategic approach, this book shows how to form a plan, secure funding and support, and create effective programs for adults, children, and youth who are experiencing homelessness. You'll find guidance for creating partnerships, training staff, and advocating. Taking a holistic approach that will help you to better understand the experience of homelessness within the context of your library community, this book offers new strategies and tools for addressing the challenge of meeting the needs of the entire community, including those who are unstably housed. With basic facts, statistics, and conversations about homelessness, the author makes a case for why libraries should provide support, explains exactly which needs they may be able (or unable) to meet, and shows how this support can be a natural part of the library services you already provide. Topics discussed include trauma-informed care, harm reduction, and mental and physical health challenges; brief stories and concrete examples illustrate the principles and guidelines discussed. Citing innovative services such as Dallas Public Library's "coffee and conversation" program and San Francisco Public Library's social worker program, the book offers both food for thought and tools for action as public librarians strive to understand and meet the needs of a population that has traditionally been stereotyped and excluded. Discusses specific short-term and long-term actions that libraries can take to better address the needs of community members who are experiencing homelessness Outlines steps libraries can take to balance the needs of all library users Shows how to identify and work with potential partners Describes new ways libraries can and are addressing common barriers to library services for those experiencing homelessness

Social Justice Design and Implementation in Library and Information Science Book

Social Justice Design and Implementation in Library and Information Science


  • Author : Bharat Mehra
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-12-30
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000528213

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Social Justice Design and Implementation in Library and Information Science Excerpt :

Social Justice Design and Implementation in Library and Information Science presents a range of case studies that have successfully implemented social justice as a designed strategy to generate community-wide changes and social impact. Each chapter in the collection presents innovative practices that are strategized as intentional, deliberate, systematic, outcome-based, and impact-driven. They demonstrate effective examples of social justice design and implementation in LIS to generate meaningful outcomes across local, regional, national, and international settings. Including reflections on challenges and opportunities in academic, public, school, and special libraries, museums, archives, and other information-related settings, the contributions present forward-looking strategies that transcend historical and outdated notions of neutral stance and passive bystanders. Showcasing the intersections of LIS concepts and interdisciplinary theories with traditional and non-traditional methods of research and practice, the volume demonstrates how to further the social justice principles of fairness, justice, equity/equality, and empowerment of all people, including those on the margins of society. Social Justice Design and Implementation in Library and Information Science will be of great interest to LIS educators, scholars, students, information professionals, library practitioners, and all those interested in integrating social justice and inclusion advocacy into their information-related efforts to develop impact-driven, externally focused, and community-relevant outcomes.

Library Confidential Book
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Library Confidential


  • Author : Don Borchert
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2012-05-31
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781448132836

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Library Confidential Excerpt :

The public library - a haven of calm, source of information, home to the student, the geek and the aging librarian. Or so you might think. Don Borchert's ten years as assistant librarian have taught him that a library is more than just a place to borrow books, it's also a place where people hide from the law, fall in love, fight, deal drugs, introduce their children to reading, look up porn and pursue their dreams. Borchett's hilarious memoir delves behind the bookshelves as he discovers the weird, dangerous and downright dirty world of a public library and the fearless civil servants who patrol its aisles.

Libraries and Homelessness Book

Libraries and Homelessness


  • Author : Julie Ann Winkelstein
  • Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
  • Release Date : 2020-08-31
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 1440862788

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Libraries and Homelessness Excerpt :

Advocating a strategic approach, this book shows how to form a plan, secure funding and support, and create effective programs for adults, children, and youth who are experiencing homelessness. You'll find guidance for creating partnerships, training staff, and advocating. Taking a holistic approach that will help you to better understand the experience of homelessness within the context of your library community, this book offers new strategies and tools for addressing the challenge of meeting the needs of the entire community, including those who are unstably housed. With basic facts, statistics, and conversations about homelessness, the author makes a case for why libraries should provide support, explains exactly which needs they may be able (or unable) to meet, and shows how you can do that as a natural part of the library services you already provide. Topics discussed include trauma-informed care, harm reduction, and mental and physical health challenges; brief stories and concrete examples illustrate the principles and guidelines discussed. Citing innovative services such as Dallas Public Library's "coffee and conversation" program and San Francisco Public Library's social worker program, the book offers both food for thought and tools for action as public librarians strive to understand and meet the needs of a population that has traditionally been stereotyped and excluded. * Discusses specific short-term and long-term actions that libraries can take to better address the needs of community members who are experiencing homelessness * Outlines steps libraries can take to balance the needs of all library users * Shows how to identify and work with potential partners * Describes new ways libraries can and are addressing common barriers to library services for those experiencing homelessness

Social Justice and Library Work Book

Social Justice and Library Work


  • Author : Stephen Bales
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-10-18
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081017586

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Social Justice and Library Work Excerpt :

Although they may not have always been explicitly stated, library work has always had normative goals. Until recently, such goals have largely been abstract; they are things like knowledge creation, education, forwarding science, preserving history, supporting democracy, and safeguarding civilization. The modern spirit of social and cultural critique, however, has focused our attention on the concrete, material relationships that determine human potentiality and opportunity, and library workers are increasingly seeing the institution of the library, as well as library work, as embedded in a web of relations that extends beyond the library’s traditional sphere of influence. In light of this critical consciousness, more and more library and information science professionals are coming to see themselves as change agents and front-line advocates of social justice issues. This book will serve as a guide for those library workers and related information professionals that disregard traditional ideas of "library neutrality" and static, idealized conceptions of Western culture. The book will work as an entry point for those just forming a consciousness oriented towards social justice work and will be also be of value to more experienced "transformative library workers" as an up-to-date supplement to their praxis. Justifies the use of a variety of theoretical and practical resources for effecting positive change Explores the role of the librarian as change agents

Serving Teens and Adults on the Autism Spectrum  A Guide for Libraries Book

Serving Teens and Adults on the Autism Spectrum A Guide for Libraries


  • Author : Carrie Rogers-Whitehead
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2020-09-30
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440874826

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Serving Teens and Adults on the Autism Spectrum A Guide for Libraries Excerpt :

Understand the unique needs of teens and adults with autism and how to adapt existing library programs to be more inclusive. Autism spectrum disorder is a lifelong condition, but programs and services are mostly for children. As this population ages and the number of adults receiving autism diagnoses grows, are public libraries serving this group? Serving Teens and Adults on the Autism Spectrum offers practical strategies for delivering better service to individuals with autism, from library programming to technology, collections, library volunteers, and the information desk. Relying on feedback and help from the autism community in her area, Carrie Rogers-Whitehead created programs for children, teens, and young adults on the autism spectrum. In this book, she shares advice on developing programs that focus on teamwork, transitions, and social skills. She explains best practices for reference interviews and teaches readers how their libraries can partner with nonprofit and government entities to develop workforce skills and connect adults with autism to jobs. Ready-made program activities for teens and adults with autism make it easy for libraries to better serve this often misunderstood group. Adapt existing library programs to be more inclusive of individuals with autism Learn tested program ideas specifically aimed at individuals with autism Understand the unique needs of adults with autism and how those needs present differently than they do in children Learn how to better mobilize these members of the community and help them find meaningful work and service opportunities Connect to resources to better understand and create library services for the autism community

The Librarian s Guide to Homelessness Book

The Librarian s Guide to Homelessness


  • Author : Ryan Dowd
  • Publisher : ALA Editions
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 0838916260

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The Librarian s Guide to Homelessness Excerpt :

"Homelessness is a perennial topic of concern at libraries. In fact, staff at public libraries interact with almost as many homeless individuals as staff at shelters do. In this book Dowd, executive director of a homeless shelter, spotlights best practices drawn from his own shelter's policies and training materials" --

Fool  s Gold Book

Fool s Gold


  • Author : Mark Y. Herring
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2009-08-12
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 199
  • ISBN 10 : 0786453931

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Fool s Gold Excerpt :

This work skeptically explores the notion that the internet will soon obviate any need for traditional print-based academic libraries. It makes a case for the library’s staying power in the face of technological advancements (television, microfilm, and CD-ROM’s were all once predicted as the contemporary library’s heir-apparent), and devotes individual chapters to the pitfalls and prevarications of popular search engines, e-books, and the mass digitization of traditional print material.

Underserved Patrons in University Libraries Book

Underserved Patrons in University Libraries


  • Author : Julia C. Skinner
  • Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
  • Release Date : 2020-09-30
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN 10 : 1440870411

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Underserved Patrons in University Libraries Excerpt :

This practical and research-based volume focuses on how libraries can meet the needs of underserved patrons in college and university libraries, with an emphasis on those facing trauma, abuse, and discrimination. While university libraries strive to meet the needs of all students, some groups have traditionally been overlooked. This volume engages with those underserved populations on college campuses, with an emphasis on those facing trauma, abuse, and discrimination. It brings a variety of authorial voices to discuss different aspects of that service and to share current research related to underserved populations in libraries. This combination supports research in LIS and beyond while offering concrete ways for service providers to make a difference in the lives of their patrons. Editors Skinner and Gross have both conducted extensive research in ethically meeting patron needs. They and their contributors are keenly aware of the complex and interwoven considerations that inform such service, such as patron desire for confidentiality accompanied by an urgent need for assistance. This volume is committed to sharing diverse voices in the field and to exploring the interrelationship between theoretical findings and practical applications--all in the service of underserved patrons. Readers will gain a deep understanding of these underserved populations and how to respond by providing meaningful services Readers will learn strategies for outreach and the development of community service programs Readers will become aware of the wide variety of user populations whose information behavior may be limited by an experience or life circumstance that they may not want to divulge

Ask  Listen  Empower Book

Ask Listen Empower


  • Author : Mary Davis Fournier
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2021-01-08
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838948323

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Ask Listen Empower Excerpt :

Foreword by Tracie D. Hall Community engagement isn't simply an important component of a successful library—it’s the foundation upon which every service, offering, and initiative rests. Working collaboratively with community members—be they library customers, residents, faculty, students or partner organizations— ensures that the library works, period. This important resource from ALA’s Public Programs Office (PPO) provides targeted guidance on how libraries can effectively engage with the public to address a range of issues for the betterment of the community. Featuring contributions by leaders active in library-led community engagement, it’s designed to be equally useful as a teaching text for LIS students and a go-to handbook for current programming, adult services, and outreach library staff. Balancing historical context with case studies and stories from field, this collection explores such key topics as - why libraries belong in the community engagement realm; - the differences and overlap between outreach, engagement, and advocacy; - getting the support of board and staff; - how to understand your community; - pointers on telling your story for maximum impact; - the ethics and challenges of engaging often unreached segments of the community; - identifying and building engaged partnerships; - archives and community engagement; - engaged programming; - and outcome measurement. Sharing numerous examples of successful change, dialogue and deliberation, and collaborative efforts, this book offers a comprehensive look at community engagement work that can help all libraries reinforce their roles as champions of lifelong learning.