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Building Public Library/Social Work Partnerships:  Three Success Stories

Building Public Library/Social Work Partnerships: Three Success Stories

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Join us for this unique opportunity to learn about three public library/social work partnerships. Anna Fahey-Flynn will discuss the Boston Public Library’s experience partnering with a social worker from the Pine Street Inn.  Glenn Ferdman and Cathy Piantigini will share how the Somerville Public Library connected with the Cambridge Health Alliance to hire a Health Services Coordinator.   Lisa Downing from the Forbes Library in Northampton will fill you in on her library’s successful partnership with a homeless outreach social worker.  If your library is exploring partnering with a social worker or if you just want to learn more about this trend, this webinar is for you!

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Describe community benefits of public library/social work partnerships
  • Share three library/social work success stories with your colleagues
  • Use the stories to advocate for hiring a social worker for your library or partnering with a social worker from a local organization


  • Anna Fahey-Flynn, Central Library Manager, Boston Public Library
  • Glenn Ferdman, Director, Somerville Public Library
  • Cathy Piantigini, Deputy Director of Libraries, Somerville Public Library
  • Afsaneh Moradi, MD, Health Services Coordinator, Somerville Public Library
  • Lisa Downing, Director, Forbes Library

We hope you can attend! 

Hosted by Michelle Eberle, MLS Consultant

Thursday, January 18, 2018
2:00pm - 3:00pm

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