We talk with Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Community Resource Manager at the Denver Public Library, Elissa Hardy about the emerging trend of employing social workers in public libraries, serving persons experiencing homelessness at the library, making the library and inclusive space, training library staff, and related issues.
Resources for this podcast:
Public Library Social Work: An Emerging Field by Justine Janis, National Association of Social Workers (Illinois Chapter) Website
Homeless Spending Days at Denver Public Library Find Help in the Stacks – by Tom McGhee, “The Denver Post.”
Peer Navigators Help Demystify Social Service System, Denver Public Library Website
Trauma-informed Care Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Website