Related publications and presentations

Johnson, S.C., & Paauw, M.A. (2022). Partners in libraries: Social work students and the justice-involved. Public Libraries, 61(3), 28–36.

Wahler, E. A., Ressler, J. D., Johnson, S. C., Rortvedt, C., Saecker, T., Helling, J., Williams, M. A., & Hoover, D. (2022). Public library-based social work field placements: Guidance for public libraries planning to become a social work practicum site. Public Library Quarterly, 1–14.

Johnson, S. C. (2021). Innovative social work field placements in public libraries. Social Work Education: The International Journal, Published online: 03 Apr 2021, 1–13.

Wahler, E. A., Provence, M. A., Johnson, S. C., Helling, J., & Williams, M. (2021). Library patrons’ psychosocial needs: Perceptions of need and reasons for accessing social work services. Social Work, 1–9.

Wahler, B., Provence, M.A., & Johnson, S.C. (2020, November 16).Social work/public library partnerships: Patron needs addressed by MSW students. Virtual presentation. Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting.

Johnson, S. C. (2020, April 29). Social work students and public library partnerships. [webinar]. OCLC WebJunction.

Badalamenti, J., Esguerra, L., Hardy, E., Higgins, N., Johnson, S.C., King, K., & Russel, T. (2020, Feb 25). The person-centered approach to providing library services. Public Library Association biennial conference, Nashville, TN. Retrieved from

Johnson, S.C. (2019, October 26). Innovative collaborations: Social work student interns at public libraries. Hot Topic presentation. Council on Social Work Education Annual Meeting. Denver, CO.

Johnson, S. C. (2019). MSW interns and public libraries: Enhancing services through interdisciplinary collaboration. Public Services Quarterly, 15(1), 13–23.  Retrieved from

Johnson, S. C. (2019). Partnering for social justice: Social work students’ placement at public libraries. In S. Epstein & V. Gubnitskaia (Eds.), Social Justice and Activism in Libraries: Essays on Diversity and Change (pp. 45–52). Jefferson, NC: McFarland Publishing. Retrieved from

Morton, P., Johnson, S.C., Perez, D., Johnson, S., Raison, E., & Morton, V. (2019, April 5). An emerging alliance: Social work in the public library [Continuing education seminar]. Presented at the New York University Silver School of Social Work. Retrieved from

Johnson, S. C. (2018, June). MSW interns at public libraries: Fostering collaboration for change. Poster presented at the National Association of Social Workers 2018 annual conference, Washington, DC. Retrieved from

Zettervall, S.K., Nienow, M.C., Johnson, S.C., Horn, A., & Lowe, H. (2017, June 25). Whole person librarianship: Libraries and social workers in collaboration. Presented at the ALA Annual Meeting 2017, Chicago, IL. Retrieved from

Related service & professional memberships:

American Library Association (ALA) and Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) , member #1265701

ACRL/EBSS Social Work Committee (2018-2021), co-chair

Social Worker Task Force (Public Library Association), member

Academic Social Work Librarians Google group, creator and facilitator (until 2023)


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