Librarian outreach to the homeless in Seattle, ALA Midwinter Meeting Day of Caring

If you are attending the 2013 ALA Midwinter Conference in Seattle, consider signing up for this beautiful event.

Librarian outreach to the homeless in Seattle, ALA Midwinter Meeting Day of Caring

From the news release:

Who are the homeless in Seattle’s neighborhoods?  Where do the homeless go after they visit the library? How do we best serve this fast-growing segment of our population (most visible in cities) in public libraries? Around 100ALA Midwinter Meeting attendees will have a chance on Friday, Jan. 25 to overcome stereotypes and barriers to service through an informed, hands-on introduction to Seattle’s varied organizations serving the homeless. The day will start at 10:30 a.m. at the Washington State Convention Center with an orientation, followed by selection of activities for the day, ending back there at approximately 3 p.m.

There is no fee for participating, but in-kind donations including back packs, coats (new/lightly-used), handwarmers, hats, gloves, pillowcases, socks, sleeping bags, books, magazines and paperbacks are welcome.

You can sign up when you register for ALA Midwinter, or log in to your registration to add this free optional event.

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2 thoughts on “Librarian outreach to the homeless in Seattle, ALA Midwinter Meeting Day of Caring”

  1. Hi Loida,

    Happy New Year! I hope you are well 🙂

    I can’t make it to Midwinter this year, but I was wondering if there will be something similar offered during Annual in Chicago as I’d really like to be involved in this.

    Thanks!

    Kelly

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