Public Libraries Respond to the Opioid Crisis with Their Communities
There are several key publications for this project, including eight case studies, a summary report of the research findings, and a call to action white paper for libraries.
Call to Action: Public Libraries and the Opioid Crisis (February 2020)
A report that offers strategies for public libraries to consider as they determine a local response to the nationwide opioid crisis.
Public Libraries Respond to the Opioid Crisis with Their Communities: Summary Report (October 2019)
A summary of the research findings from the eight case studies.
Public Libraries Respond to the Opioid Crisis with Their Communities: Case Studies (October 2019)
Eight research-based case studies that explore how libraries and their partners are working together to respond to the opioid crisis. The case studies are all compiled in the link above, and are also available as individual files:
- Barrington Public Library Case Study
- Blount County Public Library Case Study
- Everett Public Library Case Study
- Kalamazoo Public Library Case Study
- New Orleans Public Library Case Study
- Peoria Public Library Case Study
- Salt Lake County Library Case Study
- Twinsburg Public Library Case Study
Denver Public Library: Opioid Response Profile (July 2019)
As part of the research phase of the project, the research protocol was pre-tested with the Denver Public Library and a profile of their partnerships and activities was created.
Public libraries respond to the opioid crisis in collaboration with their communities: An introduction (Spring 2019)
Project researcher Lynn Connaway and Michele Coleman provide an introduction to the project research in the journal of Collaborative Librarianship.