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FYI Podcast: Social Worker at the DC Public Library

by on January 3, 2019

Our guest is social worker Jean Badalamenti, the Health and Human Services Assistant Manager at the Washington, D.C. Public Library. In her role with the library, she leads system-wide initiatives in a variety of areas. Since 2014, she has been developing programs, creating partnerships, and training DCPL staff to support customers experiencing homelessness. She also manages DCPL’s library at the DC jail in partnership with the DC Department of Corrections.

Resources for this Podcast

DCPL Blog Post – Pioneering a New Approach to Serving Customers Without Homes

Peer Outreach Specialists at the DC Public Library

Social Work in Public Libraries, Public Libraries Online – “Supporting Autonomy While Setting Clear Boundaries



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