Projects

Guidelines for Library Services to People Experiencing Homelessness

The LSN meeting in Zagreb, February 2015 decided to move forward with making guidelines for library services to people experiencing homelessness, and established a working group chaired by Sanja Bunic and Nancy Bolt.

Minutes from meetings

Workshop Zagreb 2015

In connection with the LSN meeting in Zagreb a workshop was held in order to share experiences and obtain suggestions to what should be included in the guidelines. Report on the workshop by Sanja Bunic: Library Services for Homeless People: Sharing Experiences for the Development of Guidelines

Presentations

LSN Session Columbus 2016

The LSN session in Columbus 2016 on library services to persons experiencing homelessness from different perspectives, including the users perspective, was a part of the work on developing guidelines for these services.

Chair: Nancy Bolt, Nancy Bolt & Associates, United States

1. Overview of First Draft of Guidelines for Library Services to People Experiencing Homelessness and A Brief Overview of Services to Youth Experiencing Homelessness Without Parents or Guardians
Julie Ann Winkelstein, University of Tennessee, United States
Paper in English
Presentation in English

2. Video: What do users say about library services for people experiencing homelessness?
Sanja Bunic, Zagreb City Libraries, Croatia
Video

3. Practical Skills for Working with Patrons Experiencing Homelessness
Ryan Dowd, www.HomelessLibrary.com and Hesed House, United States
Paper in English
Presentation in English

4. Our Invisible Families: Library Services with Families Experiencing Homelessness
Vikki C. Terrile, Children and Youth Programs and Services, Queens Library, United States
Paper in English
Presentation in English

5. People Experiencing Homelessness: How Libraries Can be Community Collaborators & Catalysts for Change
Elizabeth J. Skinner, Forsyth County Public Library, United States
Paper in English
Presentation in English

6. No One Left Behind: Implementing United National Sustainable Development Goals
Akiko Ito, United Nations, Japan
Presentation in English

Last update: 9 March 2017