Social Services in Your Library!
Libraries are among the few public spaces that feel safe and welcoming to everyone in our communities. To meet this challenge we have much to learn from social workers, who are trained to approach their clients with empathy while maintaining professional boundaries.
Public Libraries in the United States are visited daily by vast numbers of people
experiencing unmet psychosocial needs including poverty, homelessness, immigration concerns,
mental health, substance abuse, and health problems.
The Journal of Social Services 2020, Vol 101(1) 34-43