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WebJunction Webinar: Call to Action: Public Libraries and the Opioid Crisis

Posted by on March 5th, 2020 Posted in: Public Library, Substance Addiction and Misuse, Webinars
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Public libraries are respected local institutions that connect community members to credible information and services. As community anchor institutions, libraries are leveraging their assets in response to the opioid crisis that has gripped the country. After 16 months of research, OCLC, and the Public Library Association have released a call to action on how libraries can address the opioid crisis in their communities. The call to action was created in response to library staff requests and has been informed by case study research and cross-sector discussions with library staff, as well as those with national and local community partner organizations. Two themes from the research and discussions stand out: there are many options for addressing this crisis and it is vital to do something. Panelists will share resources, including ideas for organizations to partner with, additional perspectives to consider, and strategies for getting started.

Presented by: 

  • Kevin King, Head, Community Engagement, Kalamazoo Public Library
  • Patty McCarthy, Chief Executive Officer, Faces and Voices of Recovery
  • Larra Clark, Deputy Director, Public Library Association; and
  • Kendra Morgan, Senior Program Manager, WebJunction

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 3:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)

Register for this free webinar from WebJunction.

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Emily Hamstra is the Outreach Coordinator for the NNLM Pacific Northwest Region.

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This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012344 with the University of Utah, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.​

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