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Patrons experiencing mental illness and homelessness are some of the library's most vulnerable patrons. Providing services and advocacy for them can be a challenge for many libraries. Learn from Oak Park Public Library social worker Rob Simmons about integrating social service programs into public library settings. Ebony Martin, Outreach Coordinator for Housing Forward, which helps people transition from housing crisis to housing stability, will also speak on providing services, working with vulnerable populations, and partnering with library services. Michaela Haberkern, Deputy Director at Aurora Public Library will share their recent advancements and adjustments to space and policies to serve their homeless customers as well as equip their staff.9-9:30 Registration9:30-10:45 Rob Simmons & Ebony Martin10:45-11:00 Break11:00-11:30 Michaela Haberkern11:30 12-:00 Q&A12:30 Optional tour of library
Categories: Public Libraries
This event is sponsored by Library Administrators Conference of Northern Illinois.Event listed by: Reaching Across Illinois Library System
Questions? Please contact LACONI Events.
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