Meeting some basic needs of SJSU students and San Jose citizens @ the MLK Jr. Library

Your Name and Title:

Peggy Cabrera, Associate Librarian for Art & Art History, Environmental Studies, Humanities & Philosophy, San Jose State University 

Library, School, or Organization Name: 

Dr. Martin Luther KIng Jr. Library, San Jose, CA

Co-Presenter Name(s):

Deborah Estreicher, Reference Librarian, San Jose Public Library

Area of the World from Which You Will Present:

San Jose, California, South Bay/Silicon Valley, Northern California, United States

Language in Which You Will Present:

English

Target Audience(s):

Academic and Public Librarians who may serve students and the general public.

Short Session Description (one line):

MLK Librarians will discuss their collaboratations with outside organizations and campus departments to bring services to meet the needs of SJSU students and San Jose citizens into the library. 

Full Session Description (as long as you would like):

Meeting the basic needs of two different user groups can be challenging, but not impossible!  Librarians Deborah Estreicher and Peggy Cabrera will discuss projects that both public and academic librarians have partnered on to meet basic needs of the library's homeless populations.  Deborah will discuss other projects including Social Workers in the Library as one way to provide a safety net for the library's patrons.  Peggy will discuss the library's partnership with SJSU's Student Hunger Committee to provide food for students in the library.  We welcome questions about program designs and learning about other projects and collaborations other libraries are doing too! 

Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session:

http://www.sjsu.edu/wellness/foodresources/

https://www.sjpl.org/events-list?words=social+workers

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