Free Virtual Mini Conference – Library 2.018 : Social Crisis Management in a 21st Century World

Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Place: Online at https://www.library20.com/page/socialcrisis
Presenters: Patty Wong, Director of Library Services, Santa Monica Public Library ; Ryan Dowd, Executive Director of Hesed House and author of ‘The Librarian’s Guide to Homelessness’ ; Rebekkah Smith Adrich, Executive Director, Mid-Hudson Library System
Cost: Free

Our human condition has changed dramatically and has implications for libraries of all types on a global scale. Food insecurity and hunger, housing policies and homelessness, violence, mental health service needs, social, economic, educational and racial equity, substance abuse and drug overdose – all of these and many more challenges impact the people who frequent our libraries – as customers, students, faculty, and staff. Operational decisions continue to be influenced by social concerns. Join us for a series of conversations on how libraries have developed, responded, and championed programs and services to address some of these social crises and learn about outcomes. What’s the new normal for libraries in this world of social and economic disparity? Has it altered or enhanced our core mission?

Please register for this event at the link above.

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