Learn about three public library/social work partnerships. Anna Fahey-Flynn will discuss the Boston Public Library’s experience partnering with a social worker from the Pine Street Inn. Glenn Ferdman and Cathy Piantigini will share how the Somerville Public Library connected with the Cambridge Health Alliance to hire a Health Services Coordinator. Lisa Downing from the Forbes Library in Northampton will fill you in on her library’s successful partnership with a homeless outreach social worker. If your library is exploring partnering with a social worker or if you just want to learn more about this trend, this webinar is for you!
After this webinar, you will be able to:
1) Describe community benefits of public library/social work partnerships.
2) Share three library/social work success stories with your colleagues.
3) Use the stories to advocate for hiring a social worker for your library or partnering with a social worker from a local organization
Anna Fahey-Flynn, Central Library Manager, Boston Public Library
Glenn Ferdman, Director, Somerville Public Library
Cathy Piantigini, Deputy Director of Libraries, Somerville Public Library
Afsaneh Moradi, MD, Health Services Coordinator, Somerville Public Library
Lisa Downing, Director, Forbes Library
Hosted by Michelle Eberle, Massachusetts Library System Consultant