Participants will learn about a new partnership between UW social work programs and the South Central Library System. This webinar will discuss how libraries can utilize social work interns to help address programming needs and/or the social, emotional, and economic needs of library patrons. Library social work is a growing area in social work, and this webinar will outline ways social work programs and regional libraries can strengthen their partnerships to better serve their communities. UW-Stevens Point and UW-Madison have accredited social work programs in which students complete internships as part of their formal education. This webinar will outline social work internship requirements, such as application and screening processes, student learning goals, Council on Social Work Education competencies, student expectations, and field site roles and responsibilities. Participants will be encouraged to engage in conversations about their interests, ideas, and specific questions about library social work partnerships.
Presented by Jess Bowers, MSW, CAPSW, and Audrey M. Conn, MSSW, APSW