Yes, you are reading that correctly. The San Francisco Public Library has added a social worker to their payroll. A recent article describes the recent addition to the staff. The main library branch has a lot of homeless patrons. The library partnered with the local public help agency to add a social worker.
The director of the library says the library is “the most democratic institute” and they want it to “be open to evevryone”.
Wow!!! How can libraries adapt and adopt such a bold move? What else can we do? How else can we partner and collaborate with? I am so proud to be a librarian.
Three cheers to you SFPL! You all are true information activists!