EBSS Social Work Committee


To provide a forum for librarians who serve social work/social welfare fields in academic settings; to sponsor discussions and programs; to produce publications to meet the needs of this clientele; and to undertake liaison activities with other professional organizations as appropriate. 


Ms. Sarah Johnson (Chair, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Olivia Given Castello (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Yali Feng (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Carin Graves (Member, July 1, 2018, to July 31, 2020)
Mr. Stephen Maher (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2019. Last retrieved on 07/04/2020. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


The committee composition is determined by section leadership.


The committee name was changed from Social Work/Social Welfare to Social Work in August 2016.

Social work education is based upon a specific body of knowledge, values, and professional skills. It is grounded in the profession's history in the charities, corrections, and public welfare movements and in its philosophy centered on privilege, oppression, diversity, and social justice. Education for the profession promotes the development and advancement of interdisciplinary knowledge, practice skill, and services that further the well-being of all people, even in a global perspective. The need to develop informed practice and policy, built upon evidence-based research is an evolving directive.

Get Involved

Volunteers will need to complete the volunteer form by February 15 for committee service that begins July 1. More information, including volunteer requirements, can be found on the ACRL volunteer site.

Staff Liaison

Megan Griffin
Senior Program Officer
Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-2788

Work: 312-280-2514
E-mail: mgriffin@ala.org