- Would you like to provide meaningful library services to library patrons experiencing homelessness?
- Are you concerned about how to balance the needs of all your library users?
- Do you find yourself questioning the rules and policies of your library related to those experiencing homelessness but aren't sure how to create good alternatives?
This course will provide you with the tools you need to navigate the world of services to people experiencing homelessness and figure out your library's place in that world. We will look at real life examples of the challenges faced by libraries and their patrons, and the approaches individual libraries are taking, including a number of ways libraries are collaborating with local agencies.
This course will also explore…
- The ways in which unstably housed persons use libraries and the role of libraries in their lives
- Why libraries should be part of the caring community surrounding those experiencing homelessness
- The challenges faced by unaccompanied LGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness
- Actionable goals for your library and how to address barriers to meeting those goals
Course Description: This four-week online course will provide weekly readings, practical assignments, and discussion forums for sharing ideas and experiences. The instructor will provide essential resources, best practices, and useful tips and techniques that can be applied immediately in your library.
For more information and to register, go to https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?id=745&reset=1