Extending Our Reach: Reducing Homelessness Through Library Engagement

What makes a great library? Staff engaged with their community.

How do libraries:

  • Rethink their work to meet the needs of the community?
  • Engage others in their work, creating partnerships that add value for everyone?
  • Serve the most vulnerable populations?

This free, dynamic webinar features Lisa Gieskes, Coordinator of the ALA Social Responsibilities Ronud Table (SRRT) Hunger,  Homelessness, and Poverty Task Force, and Julie Winkelstein, Ph.D., University of Tennessee - Knoxville, who will share the recently launched Office for Literacy and Outreach Services toolkit, Extending Our Reach. This toolkit is designed to help librarians create meaningful library services for people who are experiencing homelessness. 


Lisa Gieskes, Coordinator, ALA Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) Hunger, Homelessness, and Poverty Task Force

Julie Winkelstein, Ph.D., University of  Tennessee - Knoxville


How to Register

Originally recorded on March 21, 2013, access to this webinar is free to all! To view the webinar, please click on the below URL:



This webinar is sponsored by the ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services and the ALA Social Responsbilities Round Table.