Featured collaborations with links:

Forest Park Public Library (IL) and Loyola School of Social Work Interns

San Jose Public Library & San Jose State University

University of South Carolina & Richland County Public Library 

Athens-Clarke County Library & the University of Georgia School of Social Work

Enoch Free Public Library (Baltimore) & University of Maryland.  In its second year, the Social Worker in the Library Program has expanded to seven Baltimore branches

Stony Brook University School of Social Welfare has ten students in fourteen different library branches throughout Long Island, New York (as of 1/25/19).

New York Public Library & New York University

Rutgers University (NJ) has interns at Newark Public Library and various libraries within the Somerset County Library System such as the Somerville Public Library

Niles District Library & Western Michigan University

Kansas City Public Library & Park University (MO) is currently working with its “third generation” of MSW interns, some of which have been hired as social workers at KCPL.

Carbondale Public Library & Southern Illinois University

Anchorage Public Library & University of Alaska-Anchorage

Long Branch Free Public Library (NJ) & Monmouth University

Austin Public Library & Texas Western University. See half hour feature of four social work interns (2017) speaking about their placements at the Austin Public Library.


Aykanian, A. (2018, April 8). University of Alaska Collaborates with City Library to Serve Homeless Patrons. Retrieved November 2, 2018, from https://nationalcenterforexcellenceinhomelessservices.wordpress.com/2018/04/08/university-of-alaska-collaborates-with-city-library-to-serve-homeless-patrons/

Austin Public Library. (2017, November 13). Austin in Need & Experiencing Homelessness at the Library [Video]. United States: Youtube. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91jQXMksKEQ

City of Azusa. (2018). Neighborhood Connections Toolkit. Retrieved November 9, 2018, from https://azusaca.gov/1679/Neighborhood-Connections-Toolkit

Copiague Memorial Public Library. (2018). Newsletter (p. 1). Copiague Memorial Public Library. Retrieved from https://copiaguelibrary.org/newsletter/

Draper, C., & Foster, K. (2019, February). inSocialWork Podcast #264 – Carrie Draper and Dr. Kirk Foster: Exploring the Integration of Social Workers into the Library Setting (G. Hamilton, Interviewer) [Podcast interview – Audio]. Podcast interview – Audio presented at the Exploring the Integration of Social Workers into the Library Setting. Retrieved from https://www.insocialwork.org/episode.asp?ep=264

Estreicher, D. (2013, May 5). A Brief History of the Social Workers in the Library Program. Retrieved from https://wholepersonlibrarianship.com/2013/05/05/a-brief-history-of-the-social-workers-in-the-library-program/

Enoch Pratt Free Library. (2018). Social Worker in the Library – Enoch Pratt Free Library. Retrieved from http://www.prattlibrary.org/socialworker/

Esters, S. (2015, October 16). Carbondale library debuting social work intern. Retrieved from http://thesouthern.com/news/local/carbondale-library-debuting-social-work-intern/article_438381fb-8c88-5479-9787-01c11ccce9b2.html

Gordon, V. (2018, February 27). Graduate Student Now Offering Social Services At Hampton Bays Library. Retrieved from http://www.27east.com/news/article.cfm/Hampton-Bays/548777/Graduate-Student-Now-Offering-Social-Services-At-Hampton-Bays-Library

Hammon, K. (2018, June 18). Niles District Library partners with area libraries to offer social service workers. Retrieved October 4, 2018, from https://www.leaderpub.com/2018/06/18/niles-district-library-partners-with-area-libraries-to-offer-social-service-workers/

Hampton Bays Public Library. (2018, September 13). Social Work Intern at Hampton Bays Library! Retrieved October 30, 2018, from http://hamptonbayslibrary.org/blog/2018/09/13/social-work-intern-at-hampton-bays-library/

Harmon, M. (2017, June 21). A cut above the rest. Retrieved from https://www.monmouth.edu/magazine/a-cut-above-the-rest/

Hatch, C. (2017, November 6). Loussac Library sees uptick in patrons, more residents seeking social services. Retrieved from http://www.ktuu.com/content/news/Loussac-Library-sees-uptick-in-patrons-more-residents-seeking-social-work-services-455703973.html

Hribal, S. (2018). Athens-Clarke County Library receives Library Community Catalyst Grant. Retrieved October 30, 2018, from http://athenslibrary.org/5526-athens-clarke-county-library-receives-library-community-catalyst-grant To learn more about this  $150,000 grant click here

Kelley, A., Riggleman, K., Clara, I., & Navarro, A. E. (2017). Determining the Need for Social Work Practice in a Public Library. Journal of Community Practice, 25(1), 112–125. https://doi.org/10.1080/10705422.2016.1269380

LibraryLinkNJ. (2015). Long Branch Public Library. Retrieved from http://librarylinknj.org/DO-diversity/homeless-services/long-branch-public-library

Lyons, K. (2018, March 26). Wraparound Services at the Austin Public Library’s Terrazas Branch. Austin Public Library. Retrieved from https://mailchi.mp/austintexas/apl-3262018wraparound-services-at-the-austin-public-librarys-terrazas-branch

Luo, L., Estreicher, D., Lee, P. A., Thomas, C., & Thomas, G. (2012). Social Workers in the Library: An Innovative Approach to Address Library Patrons’ Social Service Needs. Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries (QQML), 1, 73–82.

Maxwell, L. (2017, November 7). Loussac Library wants full-time social worker in light of changing library users.  Retrieved October 4, 2018, from http://www.ktva.com/story/36788677/loussac-library-wants-full-time-social-worker-in-light-of-changing-library-users

McCorkell, M. (2018, July 16). Social Worker in the Library Success – Pratt Chat. Retrieved October 30, 2018, from https://blog.prattlibrary.org/2018/07/16/social-worker-in-the-library-success/

McDaniels, A. K. (2017, September 26). Social workers now offering services at Enoch Pratt library branches. Retrieved from http://www.baltimoresun.com/health/bs-hs-library-social-workers-20170926-story.html

Miller, W. (2018, April 20). Success with Social Work Interns in Your Library. Retrieved from http://scla.net/rasd/rasd-at-lilc-success-with-social-work-interns-in-your-library/

Municipality of Anchorage. (2016, December 23). Meet the In-House Social Work Intern @Loussac. Retrieved October 4, 2018, from http://www.muni.org/Departments/libraryOld/Events/Pages/122316MeettheIn-HouseSocialWorkIntern@Loussac.aspx

Newark Public Library. (2017). Student Social Worker. Retrieved from https://npl.org/event/student-social-worker/

NYU Silver Communications Office. (2018, February 9). NYU Silver Field Placements at Manhattan Library Branches Offer Help to Homeless Patrons. Retrieved from https://socialwork.nyu.edu/news/2018/02/09/nyu-silver-field-placements-at-manhattan-library-branches-offer-help-to-homeless-patrons.html

Phelan, M. T. (2018, October 2). Social Work Students to Serve in Three More Libraries. Retrieved October 30, 2018, from http://www.umaryland.edu/news/archived-news/october-2018/newspressreleaseshottopics/social-work-students-to-serve-in-three-more-libraries.php

Robinson, L. (2018, April 26). Four Baltimore libraries providing help to navigate social services. Retrieved from https://www.wbaltv.com/article/4-baltimore-libraries-providing-help-to-navigate-social-services/20077244

Rockow, J. (2015, May 3). Deschutes Library intern seeks funding for social work program. Retrieved October 4, 2018, from http://www.bendbulletin.com/localstate/3112216-151/deschutes-library-intern-seeks-funding-for-social-work

San José Public Library. (2018). Social Worker Services. Retrieved from https://www.sjpl.org/socialwork

Somerset County Library System of New Jersey. (2018, January 26). Rutgers School of Social Work Partners with SCLSNJ to Provide Assistance to Somerset County Residents. Retrieved November 2, 2018, from https://sclsnj.org/rutgers-school-social-work-partners-sclsnj-provide-assistance-somerset-county-residents/

Smith, I. (2018, November 12). Carbondale Public Library announces new set of social work interns. Retrieved November 13, 2018, from https://thesouthern.com/news/local/communities/carbondale/carbondale-public-library-announces-new-set-of-social-work-interns/article_c1055cb9-7162-5708-977e-af8b5d2bc548.html

Tap Into Staff. (2018, January 28). Rutgers Social Worker Provides Assistance at Somerville Library. Retrieved from https://www.tapinto.net/towns/somerville/articles/rutgers-social-worker-provides-assistance-at-some

Tepper, N. (2019, August 13). Amita to add full-time social worker to library. Forest Park Review. Retrieved August 15, 2019, from https://www.forestparkreview.com/News/Articles/8-13-2019/Amita-to-add-full_time-social-worker-to-library-/

University of Denver. (2018, June 27). GSSW Adjunct Prof. Elissa Hardy is helping to define a new social work specialty. Retrieved from https://www.du.edu/socialwork/gsswnews/2018/6-22-2018_elissa_hardy.html

University of Maryland School of Social Work. (2017). Social Work Community Outreach Service (SWOCS) Annual Report 2017. Retrieved from http://www.ssw.umaryland.edu/media/ssw/swcos/FINAL-SWCOS_AnnualReport_Booklet_spreads.pdf (See page 6 of report).