2022 SRRT Homelessness Summit

2022 SRRT Homelessness Summit

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Conference Schedule (all times in CST)

(Other time zones in parentheses)

9:00am - 9:40am - Opening Keynote

(10:00 am Eastern/8:00 am Mountain/7:00 am Pacific

Keynote Speaker:
Rachel Fewell, Central Library Administrator, Denver Public Library
Moderator: April Sheppard


10:00am - 11:15am - Partnerships Between Libraries and Social Workers

(11:00 am Eastern/9:00 am Mountain/8:00 am Pacific)

Peggy Morton, Clinical Associate Professor, NYU Silver School of Social Work
Leah Topek-Walker, LCSW-R, Assistant Clinical Professor, Stony Brook School of Social Welfare
Christie Ristori, LCSW, Faculty Supervisor, Stony Brook School of Social Welfare
Jessica Brown, Social Services Coordinator, Patchogue-Medford Library
Anjanie Anjie Ghani, MSW Candidate 2023
Lissetty Thomas, Head of CARE Department, Patchogue-Medford Library
Rachel D. Williams, Assistant Professor, Simmons University SLIS
Moderator: Olivia Scully

Jessica Brown, Anjanie Anjie Ghani, Christie Ristori, Lissetty Thomas, & Leah Topek-Walker Slides


11:30am - 12:45pm - Community Partnerships and Public Health

(12:30 pm Eastern/10:30 am Mountain/9:30 am Pacific)

Lea Wentworth, Adult Services Manager, McCracken County Public Library
Jaime Jenett, Community Engagement Specialist, Health, Housing and Homeless Services, Contra Costa Health Services
Lianne Urada, Associate Professor, San Diego State University School of Social Work
Moderator: Julie Winkelstein

Lea Wentworth's Slides
Jaime Jenett Slides


1:00pm - 2:15pm - Education, Visibility, and Sensitivity

(2:00 pm Eastern/12:00 pm Mountain/11:00 am Pacific)

Alicia Collumbell, Adult Services Librarian, Smithtown Library
Jason Villani, Reference Librarian, New Britain Public Library
Suzette Shaw, Skid Row From A Woman’s Perspective Grassroots Advocate
Moderator: Rachel Rosekind


2:30pm - 3:45pm - Communities: Rural Homelessness, Food Insecurity, and Lived Experience

(3:30 pm Eastern/1:30 pm Mountain/12:30 pm Pacific)

Rachel Myers, Branch Manager, Anne Arundel County Public Library
Michael Sermeno, Peer Specialist, St. Joseph Center
Lisa Thompson, Assistant Branch Manager, Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library
Margo Gustina, Research Librarian, Public Libraries Action Network
Jen Graney, Library Director, Cortland Free Library
Moderator: Vikki Terrile


4:00pm - 4:30pm - Closing Keynote - Homelessness as a Social Justice Issue

(5:00 pm Eastern/3:00 pm Mountain/2:00 pm Pacific)

Keynote Speaker:
Vikki Terrile, Assistant Professor, Queensborough Community College
Moderator: Mark Winston

Vikki Terrile's Slides