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Social Services in Libraries: Catalyzing a Course: Education - Awareness - Navigating Change

  • 1.  Social Services in Libraries: Catalyzing a Course: Education - Awareness - Navigating Change

    Posted 10-29-2019 09:05

    Hello Everyone,

    Welcome to a new year of learning, sharing and engagement! We have had a very successful first year! I am proud to announce that the Miami-Dade Public Library System will be hosting our very first Social Work Interns in Libraries beginning January 2020, which was initiated by the work of this group. SEFLIN and MDPLS have connected with FIU's Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work and we will have two Social Work Interns placed in two different libraries in the Miami-Dade Public Library System in January of 2020.

     

     On another note Adam Davis, has committed himself to another year as our Chair. Thank you, Adam, for all your hard work and commitment to the cause of Social Services in Libraries, your input and efforts have been invaluable.

    Adam Davis is the System Services Director at the Palm Beach County Library System and received his MLIS from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. His passion for serving under-resourced communities led to his founding of Urbana Champaign Books to Prisoners, now in its 15th year as well as the award-winning Palm Beach County Library System Community Research Service. 

     

    We have also added a Co-Chair Position which will be filled by Paul Lefrak, and Athanasia Fitos, (Athy).

    Paul Lefrak is the Branch Manager of the Arcola Lakes Branch Library, part of the Miami-Dade Public Library System (MDPLS). He also serves as co-chair of the MDPLS Social Services in Libraries Committee and is part of SEFLIN's Social Services Discussion Group. Previously he has worked for Broward County Library. He earned his MLIS from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2000) and an MS in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from the College of Education at Florida Atlantic University (2019). He is owned by two black cats, the brothers Frik and Frak. 

    We are starting off the year with our first Social Services in Libraries Discussion Group Face to Face Event. Come join us on this new adventure, there is lots to learn and share. Be a part of bringing new hope and opportunity to your patrons, taking librarianship to new heights by considering, becoming aware of, and learning how to set programs in place to meet the needs of each Whole Person we serve. Below please find event specifics and the link to register.

    Program Registration Link: https://netforumpro.com/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=SEFLIN&WebCode=EventDetail&evt_key=aba20332-414b-479b-b857-0ab3ba522c30

     

     

     

    Social Services in Libraries: Catalyzing a Course

    Education – Awareness – Navigating Change

    Program Date Thursday November 7, 2019

     

    Event Location: Delray Beach Public Library

    100 W. Atlantic Ave.

    Delray Beach, FL 33444

     

    12:30 – 4:45 EST

     

    12:45 – 1:15

     

    1. Intro: Lauren Zuckman, LCSW – Executive Director BeWellPBC (30 min.)

     

    BeWellPBC – A Behavioral Health Initiative is changing the Behavior Health landscape in Palm Beach County through "removing barriers, engaging the voice of the community and working to promote better health."  Palm Health Foundations' Mission is to "inspire and fund solutions for better health in Palm Beach County through Community Collaboration" (2019, Palm Health Foundation). Ms. Zuckman will describe how existing organizations can connect and work together to develop coordinated community driven initiatives empowering communal focused solutions. Public Libraries play an important role as geographic hubs for information, services and resources. Collaborating, integrating and coordinating services with varied agencies who share common goals will benefit libraries and the communities they serve.

     

    1:15 – 2:15

     

    1. Topic: New Opportunities Programming Possibilities - Panel Discussion

     

    1. Scott Feinberg, Owner Kula Yoga Shala Jupiter, FL- YOGA – mental health benefits/connecting with community mental health facilities, yoga in the library, meditation. (10 min)
    2. Peter Cannon, MLIS USF Communications Officer & Director of the Drug Abuse Comprehensive Coordinating Office Library – delivers bibliotherapy services to women's residential treatment center (Rethinking Bibliotherapy relating to programming in the library or connecting with treatment centers to provide services. (10 min)
    3. Melanie Swencki, LCSW VA Social Worker Working with Homeless Veterans (10 min)
    4. Andrea Arrechea, M.S. Ed – Educate Tomorrow (10 min)
    5. Panel Discussion – Questions 15 minutes

     

     

    2:15 – 3:15

     

    III. Social Services Programming in the Library – Trauma Informed Programming, Current Social Services Programming in the Library - Panel Discussion

               

    1. Kevin Jones, WPB Mayors Initiative – Coordinator of Community Initiatives speak on Trauma Informed Programming (10 min)
    2. Mykal Banta, Assistant Director Delray Beach Public Library - Current Services and Programming – Social Work Interns in Libraries. Shower Van, Medical Van, Laundry and Books (10 min.)
    3. Ezra Krieg, Director of Housing Initiatives Gulfstream Goodwill Industries – Current Services and Programming – Social Work Interns in Libraries. Assessing homeless patrons for available services through social work intern program at the library. Shower Van, Medical Van. (10 min)
    4. Alyse McKeal, LCSW, MSW, MLIS, Palm Beach State College Social Services in the Academic Library (10 min)
    5. Panel Discussion – Questions 15 minutes

     

    3:15-3:30 Break

     

    3:30 – 4:45

     

    1. Social Work Instructors Executive Director – Family Promise, FIU, FAU, Barry, - Panel Discussion

     

    1. Jennifer Raymond MS, LMHC, NCC – Executive Director Family Promise of South Palm Beach County (15 min)
    2. Elise Linder, LCSW - MSW Field Coordinator FIU (15 min. MSW I. Learning Contracts, Partnering with University for SW intern Students Process) (15 min)
    3. Georgia Brown, MSW Coordinator of Field Education FAU Program Role & Responsibility of Field Inst., Partnering with University for Social Work Interns Students - Process) (15 min)
    4. Sarah Ingram-Herring, PhD, LCSW – Director of Field Education Barry University School of Social Work (Assessments & Referrals Partnering with University for Social Work Intern Students – Process) (15 min)
    5. Panel Discussion – Questions 15 minutes

               

    Topic: Social Work Interns in Libraries –   Making the Case – Understanding Requirements, Current Trends, and Handling Conflict

     

    • Experiences and lessons from two years' experiences with Social Work Interns in Delray Public Library (Jennifer Raymond)
    • Services providing (Jennifer Raymond)
    • Value of both Social Work Interns and Mental Health Interns (Jennifer Raymond)
    • Requirements of the University – MSW I. Learning Contracts (Elise Linder)
    • Required agreements and forms, liability insurance (Elise Linder)
    • Role and responsibility of Field Instructor (Georgia Brown)
    • Assessments and referrals (Sarah Ingram-Herring)
    • Handling conflicts
    • Future of Social Workers/Mental Health Therapists in Libraries
    • What will the Social Work/Mental Health Interns do?

     

     

     







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    [Melanie Lorraine] [Zaskey]
    Director of Resource Sharing
    SEFLIN (Southeast Florida Library Information Network)
    Boca Raton FL
    (877) 733-5460 (227)
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