PLA Facebook Forums
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Upcoming PLA Facebook Forum
Public Library Social Worker
When: Wednesday, March 19, at 1:00–2:00 PM Central
Guests: Leah Esguerra, LMFT, Department of Public Health Psychiatric Social Worker, San Francisco Main Library; Karen Strauss, Chief, San Francisco Main Library
Want to know more about building a social services program at your library? Join this free Facebook Forum for an interactive discussion with representatives from the San Francisco Public Library, the first library to have a social worker on staff to assist patrons. Bring your questions!
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