This November, my co-researcher, Margaret Ann Paauw, LCSW, will be presenting initial findings from qualitative interviews we (with Dr. Mark Giesler) conducted with both social work supervisors and librarians who supervised social work students conducting their field placements in public libraries. If you will be at the Council on Social Work Education’s Annual Program Meeting in Anaheim, CA on November 12, check out Paauw’s session entitled The Experiences of Supervisors Overseeing Social Work Field Placements in Public Libraries Session: Reflections and Experiences or tune in online as a virtual attendee. Manuscript to follow (hopefully!) in 2023.
This weekend I’ll be presenting my research with Dr. Beth Wahler (UNC-Charlotte) at the Council on Social Work Education’s Annual Program Meeting in Orlando, FL. Recorded presentations will also be made available to virtual registrants in the coming weeks and I will also upload our slides to my University’s repository soon.
I will also be sharing findings from my research with former social work library interns alongside Dr. Mark Giesler (Saginaw Valley State University) and Margaret Ann Paauw (Loyola University Chicago and Chicago Public Library). We are in the process of completing a manuscript on this research and will be submitting it for publication soon.
I’m am also excited to announce that I will teaching a new, four credit course entitled Social Work and Librarianship through the School of Information Studies at the University of Illinois. While the bulk of students will be from the “i School” (MLIS), a handful of seats will reserved for MSW students at U of I.