Live Professional Workshop: Library/Social Work Collaborations: A Mutually Beneficial Way to Address Community Needs

May 3, 2024

This presentation will be an ONLINE VIRTUAL LIVE broadcast on May 3, 2024, from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET. While this activity is LIVE and can only be viewed during the time specified, the evaluation will be available online until May 31, 2024. Go to the Register tab above to learn how to participate for continuing education credit, watch the broadcast and download the slides.

The views and opinions expressed by this presenter in this lecture are their own, and do not represent the views of Sheppard Pratt.

Library and social work collaborations are growing across the US and globally, and with good reason, as psychosocial needs have increased while the social safety net has simultaneously decreased in many communities. This presentation will cover recent research on the growing psychosocial needs of library patrons, how patrons are using their library to address psychosocial needs, and how these needs have shifted libraries' roles and increased staff stress and trauma. Information will be presented about how social work partnerships are used to complement public library services and address the psychosocial needs of library patrons while also increasing support for library staff. Examples will be shared of successful library and social work collaborations to address patrons' needs, support staff, and improve community capacity to address psychosocial needs. The presentation will end with suggestions for social workers and libraries wanting to begin a new collaboration to meet staff, patron, and community needs in their local areas.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for psychologists, social workers, counselors and other mental health professionals. 

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, attendees will be able to:

  1. Explain how public libraries’ roles have recently changed.
  2. Define ways that library/social work collaborations are currently used to address patrons’ psychosocial needs.
  3. Identify ways they can initiate a collaboration with their local public library.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 ACEP NBCC clock hours
  • 1.50 Category I credits for Social Workers
  • 1.50 Psychologists
  • 1.50 Participation
Course opens: 
02/19/2024
Course expires: 
05/31/2024
Event starts: 
05/03/2024 - 1:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
05/03/2024 - 2:30pm EDT

There is no commercial support for this activity.

About the speaker

Dr. Beth Wahler is research faculty affiliate and previous director of the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and founder of Beth Wahler Consulting. She is a social work researcher, educator, and consultant that has collaborated with individual libraries, large library systems, and statewide library organizations throughout the U.S. to conduct needs assessments of library patrons’ psychosocial needs and staff challenges with these types of patron needs, provide training to library staff about trauma-informed approaches to address their patrons’ psychosocial needs and reduce staff stress, and create and pilot various interventions to address patron needs while also supporting staff. She has presented internationally on these topics and has published numerous articles on library/social work collaborations and library patron and staff needs in peer-reviewed journals. She is co-author of "Creating a Person-Centered Library: Best Practices for Supporting High-Needs Patrons," published by Bloomsbury Libraries Unlimited. 

Disclosure Statements

Sheppard Pratt holds the standard that its continuing medical education programs should be free of commercial bias and conflict of interest. In accord with Sheppard Pratt's Disclosure Policy, as well as standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Medical Association (AMA), all planners, reviewers, speakers and persons in control of content have been asked to disclose any relationship he /she has with any entity producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients, during the past 24 months. All planners, reviewers and speakers have also been asked to disclose any payments accepted for this lecture from any entity besides Sheppard Pratt, and if there will be discussion of any products, services or off-label uses of product(s) during this presentation.

Beth Wahler, PhD, MSW, reports that she has no relationships with any entity producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients, during the past 24 months. She will not discuss any products, services, or off-label uses in this presentation.

Event Planners/Reviewers Disclosures: The following event planners and/or reviewers are reported as having no financial interest, arrangement or affiliation with any entity producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients, during the past 24 months: Todd Peters, MD, Deepak Prabhakar, MD, Elizabeth Ryznar, MD, MSc, Louis Marino, MD, Ehsan Syed, MD, Devi Bhuyan, PhD, Faith Dickerson, PhD, Carrie Etheridge, LCSW-C, Tom Flis, LCPC, Lisa Illum, MLIS, MEd, and Jennifer Tornabene.

Psychologist Statement: Sheppard Pratt is authorized by the State Board of Examiners of Psychologists as a sponsor of continuing education. Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CE activity.  Sheppard Pratt designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 contact hours for Psychologists.

Social Worker Statement: Sheppard Pratt is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners of Maryland to offer continuing education for Social Workers.  Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CE activity. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours in Category I credits for Social Workers.

Counselor Statement:  Sheppard Pratt has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5098.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  Sheppard Pratt is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.  This activity is available for 1.5 NBCC clock hours.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 ACEP NBCC clock hours
  • 1.50 Category I credits for Social Workers
  • 1.50 Psychologists
  • 1.50 Participation
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This presentation will be an ONLINE VIRTUAL LIVE broadcast on May 3, 2024, from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET. While this activity is LIVE and can only be viewed during the time specified, the evaluation will be available online until May 31, 2024. Go to the Register tab above to learn how to participate for continuing education credit, watch the broadcast and download the slides.

 

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Optimal System Configuration

Flash Player: Adobe Flash Player 10.1+
Browser: Firefox 3+, Internet Explorer 8.0+, Safari 4.0+, or Google Chrome 7.0+
Operating System: Windows XP+ or Mac OS X 10.4+
Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

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Windows PC: 500-MHz Pentium II; Windows XP or higher; 128 MB RAM; Video Card at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card at least 16-bit; Macromedia Flash Player 10 or higher, audio playback with speakers for programs with video content; Firefox 1.1+, Internet Explorer 7.0+, Safari 1.0+, Google Chrome, or Opera
Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher with latest updates installed; 1.83MHz Intel Core Duo or faster; RAM: 128MB or more; Video Card: at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card: at least 16-bit

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