2012 Satellite Program Presentations: The Homeless and the Libraries – The Right to Information and Knowledge For All
How do librarians measure the impact of what they do?
What have we learned about evaluation and assessing impact the homeless may gain through active participation at their local public library. Libraries, especially public libraries, can play a major role in initiating, partnering and/or seeking out new ways to support the homeless in their community. Libraries can actively experiment with a variety of approaches and adjusting services and programs based on the feedback they receive.
Libraries can take the lead within communities in building an environment of sensitivity and accommodation toserve as model examples of a library-community agency partnership created for the benefit of the homeless in their areas.
Select presentation slides (in PDF) and links to full papers from the 2012 satellite meeting are now available.
Public libraries and difficulties with targeting the homeless (no slides)
Thomas H. Muggleton, Department of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Not Just a Place to Sleep: Homeless Perspectives on Libraries in Central Michigan
Angie Kelleher, Alma College Library, Alma, Michigan, United States
The Homeless and the Libraries-the Right to Information and Knowledge for All
Violet China Radiporo, University of Botswana Library, Gaborone, Botswana
What Kind of Services Supply to the Homeless Community?
Françoise Gaudet, Department of Studies and Research, Bibliothèque Publique d'information, Paris, France
Empowering the Poor with Right to Information and Library Services
Dr. Vivekanand Jain, Deputy Librarian, Banaras Hindu University, Central Library, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
Dr. Sanjiv Saraf, Deputy Librarian, Central Library, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India (Joint Author)
Libraries and the Homeless: Experiences, Challenges and Opportunities
Sanja Bunić, Zagreb City Libraries, Zagreb, Croatia
Lowering the Threshold to Libraries with Social Media
Suzanne Bernsmann, Stiftung Digitale Chancen, Berlin, Germany