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.
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Social Work Liaison Toolkit
ALA Connect Community
EBSS Social Work Committee List
Official members of this section committee are automatically added to the committee’s Connect space and subscribed to the email list.
You can post to the list by sending an email to ALA-ACRL-EBSS-SWC@ConnectedCommunity.org or by creating a new post directly in the Connect community.
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.
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.
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