Publications and Research

Document Type

Book Chapter or Section

Publication Date

Spring 5-2-2019


While the collaborative trend among professional social workers and librarians is garnering much deserved attention, literature about social work students partnering with public libraries is virtually nonexistent. Public librarians can advocate for social justice by initiating partnerships with master-level social work (MSW) students to enhance small- and large-scale programs to address the unique needs of patrons. In this chapter, I highlight existing collaborations among public libraries and student social workers to raise awareness of possibilities.


This is the author's manuscript of a chapter originally published in Social Justice and Activism in Libraries: Essays on Diversity and Change, edited by Su Epstein, Carol Smallwood, and Vera Gubnitskaia.



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