APR 21

The Community Connector: Referring Social Services at the Library

This webinar, co-hosted with TechSoup for Libraries, explores the library as connector to community social services, using a variety of referral tools and resources.

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Every day, patrons enter libraries around the country with questions about health, housing, employment, counseling and other essential human services. And libraries are there to make these crucial connections for them. Many libraries are now exploring ways to expand their role as connector to community social services through resources such as webpages, mobile apps, and databases. These services might refer somebody to a free meal, legal assistance, support groups, and much more. Join us to hear examples of how referral services and resources have augmented the social services connections that contribute to community vitality.

This webinar is hosted in collaboration with TechSoup for Libraries.

Moderated by: Crystal Schimpf, TechSoup for Libraries

Presented by:  

  • Suzanne Moore, Ashe County Librarian, Ashe County Public Library (NC)
  • Diane Adams, Library Director, International Falls Public Library (MN)
  • Jasmine Africawala, Community Engagement Administrator, Dallas Public Library (TX)

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21 April 2015


2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]