Join us on Thursday January 23, 2020 from 12:00 pm -1:00 pm MT for Serving the Underserved: tips for serving the homeless.
Sometimes, community services in rural areas don’t have resources to meet growing needs. As such, libraries become the primary service provider for those experiencing homelessness in the community. In an already busy library, how can you assist with food, safety, hygiene, and social needs? Is it even your role to do so? What about mental health, opiate addiction, disruptive behaviors, and policies? In this session, learn practical tips to serve people experiencing homelessness, avoid burnout, encourage community conversations,and link patrons to available resources. Learn from one Library Director’s mistakes and successes, and discuss your libraries’ unique challenges together.
No registration is required! The session will be offered via Adobe Connect. You can access the classroom via the CSL in Session website listed below.
We will be recording this session. All archived sessions are available on the CSL in Session website.