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Homelessness in small and Rural Communities: Libraries can help

Homelessness means having no predictable and safe place to sleep. Libraries in rural and small communities are often a source of information and daytime shelter for individuals facing homelessness or housing insecurity. In an already busy library with limited resources, staff may be challenged to respond to the needs of these patrons and to cope with compassion fatigue. This webinar will provide practical insights on providing services to people who don't have stable housing. Learn how to create an environment that feels welcoming, informative and supportive, including ideas for reducing policy barriers. Learn how to host conversations that explore public perceptions, help to debunk myths around homelessness, and strengthen community ties.

This 1-hour webinar is presented by WebJunction and the Association for Rural and Small Libraries.

You will have to create a WebJunction account to view this archived webinar. 

Date:
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Time:
All Day Event
Location:
Online
Categories:
  Training for Library Faculty & Staff