Session: Research on Social Work in Public Libraries SIG (Society for Social Work and Research 24th Annual Conference - Reducing Racial and Economic Inequality)

Research on Social Work in Public Libraries SIG

Friday, January 17, 2020: 7:00 AM-8:00 AM
Treasury, ML 4 (Marriott Marquis Washington DC)
Mary Caplan, Ph.D., University of Georgia, Jennifer Elkins, PhD, University of Georgia, Sunwoo Lee, M.S.W., University of Georgia and Caroline Sharkey, MSW, University of Georgia
Libraries have been called “the front lines of social work” by public librarians (American Library Association, 2016), and public library social work is considered “an emerging field” by the National Association of Social Workers (Janis, 2018). Research in this area has remained largely the domain of library science. This SIG seeks to gather scholars and students who are conducting, or who are interested in conducting, research on this rising field of practice.
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